... for the care
Our family would like to offer our sincere appreciation and thanks to all the people who cared for Sara Goese during her life and illness.
Sara was surrounded by love and our family was cared for graciously by the nurses and medical staff at Bartlett Regional Hospital, allowing friends to come say good-byes, and making sure we had what we needed to be comfortable during that hard time.
Special thank you's to:
John Forrest, Sara's partner, for the last few years of being there when Sara needed you. For all the hours you stood beside her and took care of her and gave her so much love. She is watching over you now. We love you John.
Linda Parker, Sara's oldest sister, who flew up from California to be with Sara and the Alaska family. For all the selfless hours of work she did after, organizing and cleaning, getting Sara's belongings together and distributed. We love you Linda.
Scott Parker for his amazing generosity to our family
Joy and Veronica Shaffer for being a part of our family, taking care of the catering and flowers for the memorial, and all the other help they gave us. Thank you Joy for flying up at such short notice and Veronica for making that possible.
Chase Powers, who was with us at the hospital and helped to send Sara off. You have a good heart Chase.
Judy Forrest, John's Mom, who gifted us with her strength and pulled Sara through a rough time.
Peter Wright and Karen Forrest. Auke Bay Landing Craft, for taking the family out to the fishline to let Sara go.
John and Bonnie Campbell, and Aldersgate Church, for the wonderful service and special words about Sara.
Rick Pruitt, for taking videos of the memorial service for distant family.
Marty/Copy Works for printing the memorials.
Valley Medical; Dr. Welling, Justine Emerson, Dr. Lindy Jones, Dr. Hernandez, all the physicians and nurses and clinicians. Thanks to Bartlett Regional Hospital, Rainforest Recovery Staff, Dr. Hunter Joerns and Hospice and Homecare.
All of Sara's friends for sharing photos and her artwork to go on her memorial Web page (www.juneauartists.com/sara), and the many people who came forward to support our family with food, love and donations. Alaskan Memorial Park for their consideration and the Juneau Empire for printing Sara's obituary and this letter.
Thanks to all and God bless.
Ellen Northup, Melissa Goese-Goble and Alex Goese-Goble
... for the gifts
On behalf of the men of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry, we send our deepest thanks and appreciation for the care packages, books, magazines, and Fourth of July decorations. We are grateful for the time, donations, and effort everybody contributed towards the Support Our Troops Day.
You are our friends and neighbors, and your support has never wavered. We understand that everybody has different opinions of our being in Iraq, however; it has never shown by the outstanding level of support we continually receive from the community.
Joel T. Gilbert
Major, Alaska Army National Guard
... for the donation
Big Brothers Big Sisters wishes to thank Tom and Tish Satre for their generous donation by coordinating our annual picnic on June 24. The event was a great success due to their hard work and planning. We also thank the Juneau Yacht Club for the donation of the facility. Special thanks to each Captain and to the dock hands for the wonderful boat rides for our community matches. We also have a special thanks to Juneau Safeway/Carrs for their donation of food for the event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
... for the buses
I would like to say "thank you" to the Juneau School Board for overturning the district's decision to cut bus routes in the Valley. I'm sure that children will be kept safe because of your decision. Again, thank you, you are doing a great job. It's clear to see that you all have the children's best interest at heart.
... for the support
On May 31, 2005, Yaakoosge' Daakahidi Alternative High School held its end-of-year brunch celebration honoring our graduates and their families. We would like to acknowledge those businesses and individuals who contributed so much to this event. Businesses who contributed food and gifts were Valley Breeze In, Super Bear Supermarket, Blockbuster Video Store, Bullwinkle's, Glacier Cinema, Capitol Records, Fiddlehead Restaurant and Bakery, Western Auto and Marine, Costco Wholesale Warehouse, Alaskan & Proud Juneau, Carr's Safeway Store, Rainbow Foods, Heritage Coffee Company and Resurrection Lutheran Church. The support from the parents of students, our educators, both at the school and in the community, as well as individuals at the Juneau School District Office make it possible for students to further their education and ultimately make a positive difference in our community.
Mary Robidoux, administrative assistant
Yaakoosge' Daakahidi Alternative High School