Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

We would like to take a moment to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country, as well as those who have served, and those who continue to served our nation. Thanks are not enough.

As some of you may know, we are mourning the passing of a beloved  member of our family,  Amril "Rudy" Radford. Loving husband to Joan, father and father-in-law of Dianna & Jim, grandfather of Fielding  and great-grandfather to his name-sake Amril James. We are are very proud that he will among the first  veterans to be interred at the new Eastern Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. This long-awaited veterans cemetery was appropriately dedicated this Memorial Day and interments will begin on June 7th. We are blessed that he will have the opportunity to be honored by his country for his service at his burial on June 10th, 2010 at 1 pm.
Thank you so much for your condolences and prayers; they mean so much. We miss our "Poppy" dearly. 
If you would like to view Rudy's obituary, please click here. To read more about the new veterans cemetery, please read today's article in the Spokesman Review.

Warm Regards, 

The Chelf Family


  1. What a wonderful post. Condolences to you and yours. Loved the link to the newspaper to read about the new cemetary.We will have to stop on our way to CdA this summer.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you at Art on the Green this summer.


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