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Goodbye Kay!

post #1 of 11
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To the Epic Bears who knew and cared so much about Kay Bailey,

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A memorial service will be conducted at the top of Loveland Pass at 11:00 am on Monday, July 31, 2006. Steve Hultquist will say a prayer in her memory and we will spend some time in the Colorado Mountains she loved so much

Thanks for your gracious support and expressions of condolence in this time of sadness. Your good thoughts and offers of support are helping me greatly to get through the grief of Kay’s untimely passing.

Kay would be very happy to know that her friends and acquaintances remember her with so much love.

Thanks again for the love shown for my best friend, love and partner, Kay Bailey,

post #2 of 11
We have a new guardian angel, and her name is Kay.

Peace for you, Bruce. We love you both.
Bonni and Jeff
post #3 of 11
Well, Bong--I got the day, the time, and the location right, but I guess I missed the date. I was at the top of Loveland Pass yesterday at 11:00am. There were no familiar faces there (of course), but it was a beautiful Colorado day, so I hiked around a bit, marvelled at the impossibly beautiful mountains, felt the brisk breeze on my face, listened to the calls of the birds, and gazed at a red-tailed hawk holding motionless, high on the updraft coming off the eastern slope. Everything there reminded me of Kay and the joy I know she felt in the Colorado outdoors. Her spirit was everywhere.

I'm sorry I missed everyone. I'm in New York now, soon to be in Maine, so I won't be there next Monday. My thoughts are, and will be, with you and all who gather there to mourn Kay's passing, and to celebrate her life.

Take care, Bong. I hope you are doing all right, and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Best regards,
Bob Barnes
post #4 of 11
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We know your thoughts will be with us!

Sorry you got the date wrong and will miss us next week. I know your thoughts will be with us on Monday next week. When I did my first memorial ride last Friday, I scattered some ashes on the bike paths we rode around Chadfield Dam. On the way home I heard a hawk calling and like to think it was her spirit calling to me.

I know you'll be with us in your thoughts next Monday. We'll make some turns together in her memory this coming season.

Thanks for your thoughts and support.

post #5 of 11
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Limited Parking at the Summit!

I spoke with the Forest Service Monday to inquire about a permit. They mentioned that we are ok as long as there are fewer than 75 people attending.

Parking is limited though, with space for no more than 25 to 30 cars. Please car pool if possible. You can also park at Loveland or Arapahoe Basin parking lots and carpool to Clear Creek Summit.

Obituraries were placed in today's Summit Daily, Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News.

Thanks again for all the support, love and good memories the Bears have shared for Kay. You all are very appreciated in this time of sorrow for our familys.

your friend, in loving memory of Kay,
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post #7 of 11
I am very sorry that I cannot attend, Bruce my thoghts are with you.
post #8 of 11
THEN Almitra spoke, saying, We would ask now of Death.

And he said:

You would know the secret of death.

But how shall you find it unless you seek
it in the heart of life?

The owl whose night-bound eyes are
blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery
of light.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of
death, open your heart wide unto the body
of life.

For life and death are one, even as the
river and the sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires
lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;

And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow
your heart dreams of spring.

Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden
the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling
of the shepherd when he stands before the
king whose hand is to be laid upon him in

Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his
trembling, that he shall wear the mark of
the king?

Yet is he not more mindful of his trem-

For what is it to die but to stand naked
in the wind and to melt into the sun?

And what is to cease breathing, but to
free the breath from its restless tides, that
it may rise and expand and seek God unen-

Only when you drink from the river of
silence shall you indeed sing.

And when you have reached the moun-
tain top, then you shall begin to climb.

And when the earth shall claim your
limbs, then shall you truly dance.

post #9 of 11
Thoughts are with you & Kay on this solemn occasion Bruce. Her undeniable spirit a testimony to a life lived to its fullest and many are her blessings shared with those who knew her.
post #10 of 11
Originally Posted by bong
On the way home I heard a hawk calling and like to think it was her spirit calling to me.
If you thought it so, then it was....

post #11 of 11
It's hard to describe a funeral as beautiful, but the memorial service for Kay can truly be described as such. It was touching to see so many people from the Epic community, including Chris Geib and his lovely family.
As Kays ashes were set free from the top of the Loveland Pass, Leon Joseph Littlebird, a local Native American musician, as well as a ski instructor at Copper, paid a haunting tribute to Kay's Cherokee heritage by playing a Native American flute piece.

That morning, in oder to give kay a warm farewell, and to help us remember the warmth Kay exuberated throughout Summit County, the sun shone over the Loveland Pass.

Later that day, a storm broke, and the heavens cried at her passing.
Farewell Kay. We know that you will be skiing through the slopes of heaven!
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