Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Here's To A Great Man

This last week we lost Kelly's Dad, Lemar. It hurts to lose such a great and loving Grandpa McGee. We will miss him so much, but are thankful to know that we will see him again.
Hunter and Chance went to the viewing and funeral with us, and we think Hunter had a pretty good understanding of what was going on. We explained to Hunter that Grandpa's body would be buried in the ground, but that his spirit would go to heaven. The night of the viewing we pulled up to the funeral home and Hunter said, "Are we in heaven now?" Kelly and I smiled, laughed to ourselves, and then explained. He was so sweet about it and keeps reminding me that it is "so sad" that Grandpa McGee was sick and had to leave us.
Thanks to all for your love and support during such a hard time!

K. Lemar McGee 1948-2009

K. Lemar McGee, 61 of Meridian, passed away at home June 1, from cancer. He was born May 14, 1948 in Farmington, N.M. to Kelly and Donna McGee. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a mission in the Columbus, Ohio mission. He served his church in many capacities and especially enjoyed his callings serving the youth, and serving as a Bishop in a Boise State University Ward. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Accounting. Lemar had a successful career as a CPA for several firms and corporations, ending his career at CTI-SSI Food Services. He married Marianne Tibbitts, on May 27, 1972 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were blessed with three children, Shawn of Meridian, Kelly (Tammy), Fairbanks, Alaska, and Lindsey (Michael) McLean of Spanish Fork, Utah. Lemar enjoyed spending time outdoors whether it was fishing, hunting, kayaking, four-wheeling, camping, or hiking. He is survived by his spouse, children, and grandchildren; Addisen, Avery, Hunter, Troy, Mackenzie, Chance, and Cody; and siblings, Janice (Ed) Helmick, Don (Debbie), Gordon (Barbara), Rick (Suzanne) McGee. Lemar is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Beverly. The family will visit with friends at Relyea Funeral Chapel, 318 N Latah Boise, Friday June 5, from 6-8 p.m. and again Saturday June 6, from 8-8:45 a.m., preceding a 9 a.m. funeral at the Meridian South Stake Center, 6575 S. Eagle Road, followed by the interment at Meridian Cemetery.

1 comment:

Sarah Buma said...

Great men and women are never forgotten. The way they influenced and shaped our lives is not either. Hugs to all the McGees. You've been in my prayers!