My in-laws, Francis Edward Gresham (1911 - 1990) and Jewel Moore Gresham (1914 - 1994), were cremated. Their cremains are buried in a little garden on the property of my sister-in-law and her husband, on a hillside above the White Salmon River in Washington, overlooking Mount Hood in Oregon. My father-in-law loved to fish, so this is appropriate. Although both were born in Texas, they had lived in Washington state since 1961. My mother-in-law was an avid gardener, and some of her favorite flowers are planted at this spot. Nearby are vineyards, a fruit and nut orchard, and extensive vegetable gardens. If my mother-in-law was still alive, today would have been her 97th birthday. The stone above the cremains reads:
Gone yet not forgotten,© Amanda Pape - 2011 - click here to e-mail me.
although we are apart,
your spirit lives within me,
forever in my heart.