Letters to the Editor

Spearman family offers thanks to community

On behalf of our family, we would like to thank the members of the local community who came together in January to build a healing, inspiring memorial service in honor of Ted Spearman. Morrie Black-Eagle and the Suquamish Tribe gave generously of their time and shared the grand space of their Community House with us.

Brothers Senji Kanaeda and Gilberto Peréz of the Nipponzan Myohoji Temple blessed the proceedings with kindness and prayer.

Paul and Lorraine Svornich laid a magnificent vegan table with help from Ed and Karen Kushner, Andy, Charlotte and Mia Rovelstadt, Norm and Lisa Down and Martha Mitchell.

Ahsa of Shima’s Japanese Restaurant, Emmy and Xiem of Emmy’s VegeHouse, and the folks at Blackbird Bakery provided delicious, bountiful food for us. Scott Harris and his team at Custom Printing pulled together a beautiful printed memorial on short notice.

Dave Cook of Cook Family Funeral Home provided calm guidance. In a week of snow, wind and ice, all of these folks and many others supported our efforts to honor Ted, and we express our most sincere gratitude to each of them.

Marie and Simone Spearman, Jason Weaver & Saja Spearman-Weaver

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