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Jan Darrow Geist Memorial Service

We will gather at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 13, 2007 to celebrate my sister Jan’s life and the God she trusted, and with whom she now lives. Our celebration will be at Tigard Christian Church, located at 13405 SW Hall Blvd. Tigard (Portland), OR 97223.

In lieu of flowers and other gifts, please consider making a donation to Jan and Dan’s home church for the expansion fund: Grace Point Community Church Expansion Fund, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Fund, or Hospice of Washington County.

A reminder: I am putting together a collection of her artwork online. Please visit this other post for instructions on how to send me a photo of something that Jan painted for you.

Thank you for your continued prayers and care of Jan’s family.

Please feel free to pass this on to anyone that you know Jan touched with her life.



  1. My prayers go out to you and your family, Dave. I nearly lost it when I read in a posting below how you sketched out an image of your dad and Jan reunited in heaven… wow, I can’t imagine what that must be like. Huh… the thought sends chills up my arms.

    I can also see the gleam in your dad’s eye as he takes Jan’s hand and says, “C’mon, let me show you around the place.” πŸ™‚

  2. Yesterday, I spent the day doing scans of old family photos that included Jan for her family’s Memorial Service slide show… At the end of it all, I played myself and Teresa a simple computer slide show of them. Now that the business of scanning and adjusting, straightening and retouching out the dust was over, my head and heart were able to process the “story.” The little girl with her family of origin had grown up and made her own family, and now it was all over for her. She’d lived all her days and is done.

    It was quite overwhelming. I cried.

  3. David, I am so sorry to read about your loss. I can’t imagine what it’s like to lose a sibling. I wish you and your family strength to make it through this difficult time.

    How wonderful that you have shown some of her artwork here as a celebration of her life. One of the things I love about the visual arts is the way it lives on, and carries us with it to some degree.


  4. David,
    My sincere sympathy and empathy. I can only imagine the blow of losing a sibling at this young age. Your tribute is a heartfelt gift.

  5. Thought about you and your family much this past weekend. What a grand reunion we wait for expectantly.

    Lamentations 3:21-26, “This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
    It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
    The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

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