By Bill Lowe, Sterling
A favorite flower has recently passed,
but cherished memories will forever last.
Your life here on earth went all too fast.
Some friendships last for a short while,
but every inch with you, I count a mile;
every minute, a day; every word, a file.
Whether an old friend or someone new,
we all felt important when close to you.
Your regard for others was always true.
God blessed us with you for many a day,
then He called you to a garden far away,
but in our hearts is where you will stay.
Yes, fond memories we’ll each one keep;
they travel far and wide, long and deep.
What you have sown, others shall reap.
Farewell Dorothy Westphal,
May 10, 1921 – October 13, 2012
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