Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Patricia Ann Bryan was born in Angola, Indiana in the tri-state area of Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. She was the baby in a family of six children. She loved the “real” rain, thunder and lightning storms of the Midwest, an appreciation she passed on to her daughters. After high school she joined family in Southern California where she raised her daughters, Adrian and Rachel, and step children Shannon (Soleta) Tittle and Christian Soleta. In California she grew to love the ocean and body surfing. Following Adrian’s high school graduation, Patricia, Adrian and Rachel returned to family in the Michigan/Indiana area. The best part of that time was having her girls and family get to know and enjoy each other. Eventually the three moved to Grand Junction, Colorado.
Patricia enjoyed theater and singing. In high school her favorite activity was as a thespian. She found joy in playing the piano, especially with the quick-pace of ragtime and Scott Joplin. A favorite pastime was playing competitive card games with a large family group, where she often came out the winner. She was the neighborhood Mom to two generations of kids; even in Colorado after her children were grown she was befriended by a neighborhood boy. Patricia loved to cook, from traditional to new, from all cultures, making her own creations and recreating restaurant favorites. Entertaining was always the other half of cooking for her; dishes would change according to the type of food and season.
In the Los Angeles area, Patricia started work for Metropolitan Life and then moved to the Pacific Lighting Company. As a mom with young children she became the Sunday School Superintendent and a preschool teacher, sharing her love for theater by directing the Theater Arts program. In Colorado, she enjoyed working for SMR (Save More Resources) and found her work in the Mesa County Work Force Center Resource Room rewarding.
Despite life’s challenges, she ***learned to dance in the rain,” always recognizing that “the battle is not ours, it is the Lord’s.”
In addition to her children, Adrian Soleta, Rachel Hanson (Sean), and Shannon Tittle (Dan), Patricia is survived by and will be missed dearly by two brothers and their wives, Don & Ruthann and Richard & Sheila, as well as her oldest brother’s wife, Bonnie. She will also be missed by many nephews, nieces, and their children.
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