Died: April 28, 2009
Mother of Frederic
Stuart de Peyster Todd (18)
Jill Elizabeth Bereza
Taffy joined GP on January 18, 2001,
so she was with us for a long time. She had been our
newsletter editor for a while, and she was very active
for a while, writing and sharing in the group.
Taffy left the group less than a year
ago, because her health problems got so bad she could
not keep up. (She remained in the Parents Forever group,
however, since it has less mail to contend with, and she
participated in our daily trivia competition 12 times
this month - usually having one of the highest scores,
so she was mentally alert and giving us a run.
Died: February 2009
Mother of Jacob Andrew
Cathy joined GP after
her son Jacob died of an accidental
gunshot to the head on January 15, 2007.
Died: 29 November 2005
Mother of Michael "Mikey" Spencer Wiltsie
18 September 1987 –
5 February 2000
Died: 29 November
Linda once told us, "God does not want us to live with hatred
in our hearts ~ that would take away all the time I
have for the wonderful memories of Mikey to be in my
Linda Ibarra was a long-time member of our Grieving
Parents group. Her son “Mikey” Michael Spencer
Wiltsie, died February 5, 2000 when he was crushed to death by a camp counselor who was
responsible for restraining him. For years Linda
fought to find justice for her son.
On June 16, 2000
she joined GP and had remained a member ever since.
Tuesday, November 29th, 2005, Linda and her 7 year old son,
Lorenzo were found dead by her 16 year old son,
Brian. Autopsy results are pending.
Many of us remember Linda for her deep love of her
children, her sincere compassion for other bereaved
parents, and her willingness to be both open and
helpful. It is difficult to understand her death but
what remains are our memories of the Linda we knew
in GP. We will be diminished by her loss and she
will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out especially
to Brian as well as to Linda’s mother and other
Mother of Steven M. Boyd
10 January 1979 - 20 April 2003
Sally joined GP in 2003 after her 24
year old son, Steven, died from an accidental overdose.
8 December 1947 - 29 January 2004
Mother of Scott Russell Voelker
22 July 1979 - 6 March 2002
Kathy joined GP in 2003 after her 22 year old son died in a car
Died: 17 Dec 2003
Mother of Rea Nicole Kesinger
23 May 1980 - 11 March 1999
Carla joined GP in 2002. Her 18 year
old daughter, Rea, died from a gunshot wound.