May 9, 2012
To make this a little easier i wouldlike to start off by saying that I love grandma and all of you guys. And she loved all of you.
It hurts to know that she is gone. Some of us wish there was something, somebody or one of us could have done to help her but we cant control that. we can however sustain positive memories of her legacy.
Even though it hurts i know she is at peace now. I hope that all of you will find peace as well when we leave here today. It really does hurt to see one another go through this type of sadness..
I want to breifly just say some words that best describes her. Strong Willed, family oreinted, reliable, honest, loyal, hard working, responsible, independant, funny, caring and loving.
Mom, Doug, .... you remember all the good times we had with Grandma, my Dad, Aunt Pam, little Danielle. I cant even count the times because there was so many.
Grandma was great to all of us. I know that if we had nowhere else to turn she would open up her home to any of us. I'll never forget all the gifts she gave everyone. We would go to her house on christmas and you couldnt even walk in the house. We would have to drive back in fourth just to get all the gifts home. Sometimes i think my father looked at is at basically having to move it was so overwhelming. She would buy everything in 2's and 3's as if she was an expert in barganing a price. With what little she had she sure did deliver when it counted. My parents and my grandma were really close. Her and my father would talk on the phone for hours at a time. She was such a great friend to my dad and he always appreciated it. I loved how much she loved my dad. Hearing my grandma say that my father would be proud of me means the world to me. Sometimes we couldnt afford a repair or bill and my grandma would find work for my dad by telling her friends or even just have him do things around her house. If it wasnt for my grandma my life would have been nowhere as good as it ended up being. Everyday that goes by i think about grandma.
My grandma made the best Mom in the world. I love you Mom. You are always there for me. You are the reason i am who i am today. You taught me everythng i know. I can honestly say i remember every word you have ever said like it was yesterday. You are so valueable to my family. We all love you. Summer gets so excited when we go to your house or we go out places. Your now the #1 grandma.
Uncle Doug, your my brother, blood and friend. I love you so much. You have such beautiful smart children. You work really hard and never quit. I have always looked up to you and you have definately lived up to your name Mr Cool. I would like to thank you for being there for me my whole life like a Big big brother.
I was reading online last night about the world my grandmother grew up in. It inspired me to share some history and meaningful things with all of you that she experianced so maybe it coud help give some perspective of who she was.
She grew up Post WWII. Our Great grandfather Elias Coyle was a korean war Veteran. At that time the world wasnt as fancy or conveiniant as it is today. She would always tell us how they grew their own food. Got water from the well And most importantly........ had to walk 20 miles back and forth through the snow in the West Virgina hills just to get to school :)
She was a golden baby boomer. i read that this generation would shape the world for years to come.This Generation genuinely expected the world to change for the good with time. And by hard work, free love and lets not forget computers. Her generation was profound and remodeled society and im proud that my grandma was a part of it
She was part of a generation of woman that earned equal rights. She was self sufficient and lived within her means. Woman fought for years to earn those rights and she set a good example. She for the most part had to independantly take care of her children, work, pay bills, cook, clean the list goes on and on. I appreciate how couragous and brave she was. She was such a strong women. i dont know many people that could handle all of the responsibility like she did.
I want you all leave here today with a posiitive impression of who we are as a family. Wheather your a Coyle,Cool, Koch or a Headley we all loved Grandma. She will be in our hearts forever