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  • Oct 19, 2012 9:52am

    I just read of Gaye's passing and am truly saddened.  Although Gaye was not able to join us here in Mexico, I felt connected to her in the few conversations we had while planning her vacation here and immediately felt her warmth and lively spirit.  Our prayers are with Sam and all her friends who must feel the loss so terribly.  I am confident that Gaye is now free to visit us any time she wants to and I will think of her often. 

         Sharon Morris, Serendipity Hotel

         Todos Santos, BCS  Mexico 

    Sharon Morris

  • Oct 19, 2012 12:04am

    Dearest Sam and Cousins,

    We share the deepest grief. I don't quite know what to say, other than I am sending you my love. I pray that eventually happy memories of Gaye--and the love-- will push the saddest memories away.

    I am thankful for the time we had together in Florida.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cousin Gerry and Family
    Aptos, California

    Gerry O'Hara

  • Oct 16, 2012 11:16pm

    Dear Sam,

    I learned the sad news of Gaye's passing and my deepest sympathies are being sent to you.  Gaye and I shared the loveliest of names bound by family ties to our mutual grandmother on my mom's side.

    We so enjoyed spending the two days with you and Gaye when we were in Homer on our Kenai Peninsula land tour a few years ago.  I smile at the memories and hope that you, too, will smile at the memories you shared with your Gaye.

    Take care.


    Gaye Besnoy

  • Oct 16, 2012 6:11pm


    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.....She was loved by all...my fondest memory was of her on last First Friday when she danced, laugh at her wonderful hippy outfit.  She was beautiful, happy and just Gaye!
    I will miss her.
    Love to you
    Cindy Nelson

    Cindy Nelson

  • Oct 16, 2012 12:31am

    This week end i will be in Minneapolis, so will be unable to attend Gaye's Memorial and procession. My heart will be present with Gaye and all of you as you gather and move through town in her honor!
    With Love and gratitude to you all,

    Kate Finn

  • Oct 15, 2012 3:28pm

    Sam, our sunny day in South Florida has been shadowed by the news of Gaye's passing.  Her sparkling eyes and warm smile are a vivid memory for us.  We remember fondly your West Palm Beach days and our visit to see you and Gaye in Homer.

    Our thoughts are with you.

    Don White and Randy Bianchi

    Donald White

  • Oct 15, 2012 2:28pm

    Sam, our hearts are with you.  A loving farewell to Gaye, she will be greatly missed.  Love and light, Joy & Stu

    Joy Steward

  • Oct 15, 2012 1:24pm

    Hey Sam,
    I cannot be as poetic as others in this guestbook, but they speak my sympathies to you and my sense grief at Gaye's loss from our physical world, and deep appreciation for her ever willingness to share her gifts of creativity, art, and generosity with me and a wider community than i am aware of.
    Sam, thank you so much for being willing to share the daily progress/changes that have occurred as Gaye moved gracefully along her exit journey from this world.
    Also greatest thanks to those others who also provided a loving and  sustaining human presence with Gaye!
    There can be a blissful connection hidden in deep grief---may you Sam, and each of us know that moment too.

    Kate Finn

  • Oct 15, 2012 12:13pm

    Dear Gaye,
    I'll always picture you standing in the sun, speaking with such heartfelt passion to Shasta and me at our wedding. Thank you for your strong spirit, your love of Sam, your many gifts to Homer and your friends.  You have left us all so much richer. Your spirit lives on among all who have loved and been loved by you.  We promise to keep an eye on Sam, but I doubt we'll be able to keep him in line, not that you would want that.
    Thank you Diane and Mavis and Ruby and the others for watching after Gaye.  Thank you Sam for sharing Gaye with us.
    Love you,

    Art Koeninger

  • Oct 15, 2012 11:50am

    In darkness,

    The beauty of stars and constellations

    Will be admired all the more now

    Your dearest Gaye is up there

    Shining like a bright star.

    I was so shocked and I am ever saddened by her leaving us, but I guess some one else has a more important job for her.

    If you need anything, please call or email me, 953-6546, brkrause6@yahoo.com

    Renee Krause

    Renee Krause

  • Oct 15, 2012 11:35am

    Dear Sam,My deepest sympathy to you. My heart goes out to all who loved her. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.Jill

    Jill Gann

  • Oct 15, 2012 10:25am

    Dear  Sam, We are so saddened at the loss to you, to our community, to the world that comes with Gaye's passing. It is with gratutude that we will always hold her warmth and generosity of spirit to all living beings in our collective memory. Love ..

    Dots Gary and the boys

    Dots Sherwood

  • Oct 15, 2012 8:01am

    Sam I AM
    I am frozen in place with grief.  

    Mary Weberg

  • Oct 15, 2012 7:46am

    GAYE! and SAM!   I am sooooo sad and worried and can't wait to come up and give you both love and hugs and  help you however you both need it.  Tom and I love you and send you our love. xoxo plus head noooogies

    Mary Weberg

  • Oct 15, 2012 6:15am

    sam i am, Ruth, Diane and all who have shared in this loss,

    My heart goes out to you.  There is more dancing and wonderful celebrating to do of all that Gaye meant to each of us.  She would like the celebration and would be organizing it beautifully! 

    Let's dance!


    Cathy Stingley

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