Dear Longmate Family, I was one of those kids who enjoyed the zip line your Father built. He was a visionary! When I saw and read your Father's obituary, I was reminded of the significant impact your Mother Ruth and Father John had on this young kid growing up next to Anderson Hill. Your parents always welcomed me and many other kids to their home and property. They created a setting of endless outdoor fun around marathon softball and basketball games, dangerous skateboarding and go-carts, bicycling, and diverting creeks that Department of Ecology would now rule punishable. And in the winter, we sledded on your steep lawns and went inside to a rec room with ping pong and other games. We also built friendships together in scouting, backpacking, and other sporting activities. As time passed we all went our separate ways, but the constant theme was your parents unconditional generosity and kindness that I will always remember and be grateful for. Long before the phrase, "It Takes a Village..." became familiar your parents embraced this and we're all the better for it. As you reflect on your Father's passing I'm certain you will hold memories of him close to your hearts. His was a life well lived and it genuinely extended to others like myself in a positive way. I hope you all are doing well and all the best to you during the Holidays and upcoming 2017. With heartfelt regards, Lynn Stokesbary
Message from Sharon Elaine
April 26, 2017 11:31 AM
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Longmate. My deepest condolences to his family. John has left behind many precious memories and he will be dearly missed. May your memories of him bring you comfort as the days and years pass by and you return to life's routine. May God grant you peace amidst your sorrow. 2 Thessalonians 3:16; John 6:40; Matthew 6:9,10.
Message from D. Harris
December 31, 2017 12:46 PM
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear loved one and send you my sincere condolences. May you find comfort from God's word at Revelation 21:3,4 and John 5:28,29. Heartfelt prayers are with you during this difficult time.