Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Beverly's memorial


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Our beloved family matriarch Beverly passed away in February. She will be sorely missed but never forgotten. This last weekend we held a gathering in her memory. It was very well attended and the family really appreciated the outpouring of support. I thoroughly enjoyed mingling and hearing all the wonderful ranch stories - from Mike recounting how he used to get to sleep in the Kirkbride shack during hunting season as a kid, to Kay reminiscing about how exciting it was to get to swim in the cisterns as long as you checked for snakes first! There were stories about the fire and the eclipse party and stories about how Chuck and Bev just made the ranch feel like home, whether you were visiting for the very first time or your family had been coming out here for generations.

The ranch is an incredibly special place to so many people, I already knew this. After seeing first hand how Chuck, Bev and the ranch touched so many people over the decades, it just solidifies my resolve, as the one of the caretakers for future generations, to ensure that the special spark that makes the ranch, "the ranch" never fades. Our doors are always open to those that carry a little piece of the ranch and the Forman family in their hearts.

In preparation for the service, we poured over hundreds of images of life on the ranch. Expect to see more vintage ranch life photos on the blog in the coming weeks.

All my love and gratitude,
Katia


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