Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rest In Peace ~ Letty Arvada "Vada" Carnes


b. July 7, 1946   d. June 10, 2016

On June 17, 2016 we attended two celebrations of life. One was for Vada. I have known Vada and her husband almost as long as I have been married to my husband. Vada's husband worked with my husband.

Vada was always happy, she had a smile which made you smile too, even if you weren't in the mood. She was always truly happy to see you, you could see her eyes light up!

After I first met her, I tended to see her mostly at the cleaners where she worked. Later on we would see each other at our husband's functions with work. Occasionally we would run into them around town, mostly at a restaurant. The last time we saw her, several months ago, was indeed in a restaurant! We caught up with each others family and also quickly learned she had some health issues.

Vada and her husband had two children, a son, a daughter, and 5 grandchildren. They were dedicated to their family. Along with raising their own children, they helped raise a couple of their grandchildren. I loved catching up with her and her family and seeing what was happening in their lives whenever we saw them. 

Back in the day, my husband and I had Christmas parties in our home. Several times there were over 100 people that showed up! Vada and her husband were always there. I know they loved socializing with everyone and catching up in their lives as much as I enjoyed catching up with hers.

We were aware Vada had cancer and was treated for it, but we are not sure what her passing was actually attributed to. It doesn't really matter, the main thing is she is out of pain and not suffering any longer, bless her heart. 

We have Vada's family on our minds and in our hearts! May their wife/mother/grandmother bring  smiles to their faces from all of the loving memories they have of her. I think of that smile, and it still makes me smile. A very beautiful, fun, caring and loving lady has left this world, but she is now flying, pain free, with the angels!

You will be truly missed Vada!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Wishing you success in all of your genealogical treasure hunts! 




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