We have posted six blog entries on my late father-in-law, Dr. Lawrence D. Walker. This one puts them all together with hyperlinks. From my husband, Lawrence Arthur Walker, son of Lawrence David Walker:
My father, Dr. Lawrence David Walker, passed away on January 27, 2009. After his passing, I channeled some of my grieving into a 21st Century pastime: blogging. Especially for those who could not take part in the memorial observances, those who knew and loved my father, or those who would like to understand who he was and why we miss him so much, I have chronicled the observances for him and what he was doing at the time he died.
Obituary and Eulogy: My father, Dr. Lawrence David Walker, passed away on January 27, 2009. This is the obituary I wrote for him, plus a short eulogy.
The Wake: On January 31, we held a memorial service for my father in the form of a wake. We used photos and memorabilia to tell stories about him, and we played music. This is the story of his wake.
Final Resting Place: My father will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here is some background on the cemetery, the gravesite we chose, and why we chose it.
Playlist at Wake: Dad loved music; all kinds of music. We pulled together 15 songs that, while not exhaustive, do evoke his preferences in music. Here is the playlist.
Final Reading List: Dad was always reading something. His interest in the world around him continued unabated to the end. This was what he was reading at the time of his death.
Final Netflix Queue: My dad remained interested in movies right up to the end. These were the movies in his Netflix queue at the time that he died, plus some insight as to what sort of movies he enjoyed.
Lawrence Arthur Walker
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