participated in Zone Conferences,
and were a great help to the Mission, in addition to their Family History duties.
Kirby became ill on Christmas Day, and this illness became very serious a few days later. His condition varied over the next two weeks, but was always critical. Despite good care and fervent prayers, he passed away this morning.
Our hearts go out to Lucille and all the family. Between them they raised twelve kids, and served many, many people.
Sometimes, even despite our most sincere prayers things don't turn out like we think they should. A philosopher once said, "The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
We will miss this good, kind man.
Dave & Paula