Monday, March 1, 2010

Memories of my Beautiful Gorgeous Grandma

My Grandma Fletcher passed away on Monday February 22nd. She just celebrated her 73rd birthday on February 12th. My grandma has had Parkinson's the past few years and the past few months have been really difficult for her and it has been really sad to see her in so much pain. My grandma and grandpa were married for 53 years and are such a beautiful couple.

Growing up my grandma has always served others , owned her own beauty shop, always happy, loved to dance, loved everyone and loved life. When I was younger and we lived in Cali we went to her home and she always had a candy bowl. All of us cousins loved the candy bowl and we loved spending time with our grandparents. My grandma always looks beautiful and we called her our glamorous grams. She truly is the most amazing grandma. She loved to shop and shop and shop:). She loved to go out to lunch, loved fashion, loved her family and friends. My grandma loved life and lived life to the fulliest. Her personality was vibrant and so loving and outgoing. She loved when our family would come over and she was able to spend time with the girls.

Today was her funeral and it was so wonderful to have all the family come from California to celebrate my grandma's amazing life she lived. Today was a hard and emotional day yet I am grateful for the blessing of having my grandma in my life. My grandparents lived in Cali for over 60 years and moved to Arizona a little over 12 years ago. I am thankful over the years that we have lived close by one another and that my girls have had the blessing of knowing my grandma...they called my grams GG. I am grateful that she was able to be there a few moments after the birth of Mariyah and for so many more memories that I hold dear to my heart. Lots of pictures were taken today from lots of cameras and once I get the pictures I am going to post more about the funeral.

I am going to put together a scrapbook of my girls with my grandma so that they can remember her(GG) and all the wonderful times they have had to spend with their GG. I am grateful for my grandpa and what a strong man he is. I know this time is difficult for him and I am grateful that we live near so we can see each other often. I am thankful for Eternal Families and thankful that my grandma raised my mother to be such an incredible mother to me and an incredible grandma to my girls.

I love you grandma and thank you for all the great memories and for all that you have taught me

This picture was taken at Mariyah's 4th birthday party

This picture was taken a month ago at Brookie's 3rd birthday

Girls spending time with GG

4 generation picture

Gorgeous Grandma

Stylin Grams by her car

I put together this scrapbook page of my grandma for my grandpa
and my Aunt's n Uncles

My beautiful Mother and her Mother

Grandma & Grandpa

I love this picture of my grandparents


Castle Family said...

I'm sorry for your loss. What a lovely lady she was!!

lrbodine said...

I'm sorry about your Grandma but I'm glad your family was able to remember her wonderful life! And I think you have picked up a lot of her wonderful traits - especialy her beautiful smile. I totally see that in your mom and you how much all three of you look alike when you smile!

Bronwyn James said...

Amy, what a sweet tribute. Your grandma really was gorgeous! I'm so glad you have the memories and pictures to remember her by. Hurray for forever families!

Chrsitina MC said...

What a wonderful way to remember her. She knows you all miss her and I'm sure she'll be watching over your girls while they grow up.

carol said...

a beauty shop in CA! that explains so much to me :) now I know why she was always so stylish and cute! I am sorry for your loss, she was such an amazing person!

Brenda said...

How sad. She looks so young in these pictures are you sure she was in her 70's? You have such a beautiful family.
I too believe she will be watching over you & your family. Please let your mom know that I am thinking of her.:)

Bri, Lanny, Ben, Jeff , Lukey & Henry said...

what a beautiful lady at 73! you all look so much alike. such fun memories for you and your girls.

Ashlie n Jonathan said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a nice post. Your Grandma is beautiful. I am glad you have all those pictures! The 4 generation one is so neat.

devin said...

Hi Amy! It was so good to see you guys too, hopefully next time will be soon. We will miss grandma so much, she was such a sweatheart.

Pearce Fam said...

I'm so sorry about your grandma! She was a great woman and she will always be proud of you!

Amanda said...

This is Amanda (Dabling) Vance. Love the memories and pictures you shared. Beautiful! I got to talk to your mom today. That was wonderful.