Wednesday, July 15, 2009

In Rememberance of my Dad

Our visit with dad in summer of 2007 in Illinois.
L to R: Marissa, Me, Cody & Dad

Elementary photo

Ron Durnell
11/02/1943 - 06/25/2009

Some memories of my dad:
Serving his country in the Army National Guard.
Saturday morning cartoons, Bugs Bunny and Road Runner were favorites.
Living across from the family business, a concrete plant.
Riding with my dad in the early mornings in the 'big' trucks.
The big yard on Forest Street with the weeping willow tree, the field of daisies and goldenrod,which he was allergic to. But, he always took the 'flowers' I picked for him.
His love of cars and racing.
Always letting me explore and create.
He had great penmanship and loved to draw and draft. Always a stickler for details in his work. He was such a hard worker, no matter the project.
I have so many memories and stories that I can't possibly share them all here, but I will leave many of them in a book about him for my kids.
He had many dear friends and a large family that loved him so much. He will be missed tremendously.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank You for the Rememberance of your Dad! Today I cried!

I know I did everything I could for Ronnie while he was alive. And I know even if I had been the first one to be with him..... I still couldn't do anything for his heart to save him.

I want you to know Your Father Loved You Very Much.....But the words just couldn't come out of his mouth.

Be strong and be there for your family...Life is to Fragile and to Short. Love your kids like you wanted to be Loved and Let them know You Love Them.

Keep in touch.

Love Always.......Aunt Diane