From the Yox's

Submitted by Bill Yox on 1/23/01. ( )

Thank you all for the thoughtfulness. My sister and her family's faith is very strong, as they are very active in thier church. We all know without hesitation that she is in a better place, the best place. That faith has really helped them, and my immediate family is better for this as well. I really would like you to know this, so that if you ever feel that you are not sure why you believe, it can become very obvious at times like these. My whole family is going through some very serious tests right now, with a few other members as well, but we all go through this. Please understand that you all are a part of a "family" of sorts, here. Just by being taxidermists and active here in the forum, you share something with everyone else here, we are all friends to some degree, just by having this in common. As a funny aside, the youngest of my four kiddies couldnt seem to figure out how Aunt Cheryl could "sleep" through all the commotion during todays calling hours...ahhh, to be naive again...

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Prayers are with you

This response submitted by Dave Toms on 1/23/01. ( )

Bill, good to hear from you, we've been thinking of you today. Once again I am sorry to hear of your family's loss. We will continue to pray for you all. May God Bless you with strength and encouragement.

Dave Toms & Family

Funny thing?

This response submitted by Dave on 1/24/01. ( )

Makes me Remember how nice it is to have a church, They were a big help to my family and I last year when Mom past on, at the early age of 56. seeing Mom the day she left us, she had very little strength, she told me these few things in that time, she said don't feel sorry for me, I'm going to a better place, She said People that feel sorry for a person that's going to a better place Is selfish on that person. Then she said I love you, I Replied the same, and she was gone. No matter How bad I ever thought something I had mounted was, Mom was always there to tell me it was the best one she ever seen! well when I think I have totally messed something up I still hear them words! It the best thing I ever seen! :) I only hope to have the same courage as her! Our prayers are with ya Bill.

Bill, Sorry to hear of your family's loss.

This response submitted by Todd Rapalee on 1/24/01. ( )

Our prayers are with you and yours.

God Bless

This response submitted by Mike R on 1/24/01. ( )

Bill, Your family will be in our prayers. May God bless you all.

Our Prayers Are With You

This response submitted by Kent P on 1/24/01. ( )

Bill, Sorry to here of your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
God Bless All Of You......

Thank You, Bill

This response submitted by Jim A. on 1/24/01. ( )

I want to thank you Bill, for taking the time to share with us how you and your family are doing. It is difficult enough to deal with the loss and all the hectic things you need to do during this time. You have taken a moment to share with us, (your Taxidermy family) and that is appreciated. I have never met you in person, we spoke on the phone and we have typed so many things on this forum back and forth, I feel that I am in some way apart of your family as far as friendship and time spent chatting on this thing.

Bill, on behalf of my family you are in our thoughts and prayers. Take care friend.

Thanks for the response Bill

This response submitted by Frankie Thompson on 1/24/01. ( )

It was good to see your post and here's hoping your family is doing well. It is difficult without having the faith you spoke of.
Thanks for sharing with your friends and "family" on line.
We're still praying for you and your family and May God Bless each of you in your time of grief.

Sorry to Hear

This response submitted by Keith on 1/24/01. ( )

Didn't look at the forum the last couple of days, and just saw the sad news this morning, believe me, Carol and my thoughts are with you.


This response submitted by Carey Martin on 1/24/01. ( )

Bill, Sorry to hear of your familiy's loss. Our thoughts and prayes are with you. Carey & Dale Matin Chris & Lou Lambert

My Sympathies to You and Yours ...

This response submitted by John Bellucci on 1/24/01. ( )


I am truly saddened by the sad news of the untimely death of your sister. Having gone through a family loss a couple of years or so ago, I know how devastating it can be. You helped me get through my loss with your kind words of encouragement, and so I am here to offer mine in your time of grief. Be strong, and if your family is one of faith, lean on it, if it will help you all through this trial.

Take all the time you will need to grieve, and give yourself the chance to let your emotions go. If you have other siblings, let them know how important they are in your life. Be strong for them, and let them be strong for you. The same for your immediate family. Cherish those little things said by your children about their beloved Aunt Cheryl. They, most of all, will need their dads' strength.

Take care my friend,

So sorry

This response submitted by Jeff Lumsden on 1/24/01. ( )

Deep sympathies and prayers to your family. We all share in these hard times with you Bill.


Our Prayer's Are With You

This response submitted by Tim & Corinna Brubaker on 1/24/01. ( )

Hi Bill,
It's been a while since I've been on here and chatted with you. Sorry to
hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Hope to chat again soon.

Tim & Corinna Brubaker (bear hair yarn)

Update part 2

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 1/24/01. ( )

Again, thanks to all of you, and believe me, I really DO remember who you all are, without the descriptions! Thanks so much. Cheryl's immediate family and the rest of us were really surprised at how strong the church is for them, as I said, they were very active there. As sad as today was, it was "funny" how positive they all felt. They really have things in the proper perspective. Now, back to my kids. Last night after I posted this latest posting, I explained why Aunt Cheryl was sleeping. Now today I have to explain why we closed that darned "box" and was she still sleeping?...Again, thanks to all of you. Please dont feel bad though, this is a family who feels that she has just gone to the next step of her life's journey. Thats a happy event. All the best to you all!

Sorry to hear

This response submitted by the Kerr family on 1/24/01. ( )

Bill, Sorry to hear of your loss. Wish the family well and will include you and yours in our prayers.

Your Friends,

Dave, Rose, Dave Jr.

Adoption opportunity

This response submitted by MYox on 1/24/01. ( )

Thank you all for your kind sentiments. Because all of you are so close, and feel like family, I would like to extend to all of you an opportunity to adopt Bill as your own. He is an easy keeper. Has good table manners and showers daily. This would be an ideal opportunity for anyone who works nights as he does have a snoring problem... All kidding aside, Bill and I, as well as our children Thank you for your caring thoughts.

Mary Yox

P.S. If there are any interested parties in the offer I have made, please contact me @000-0000. I will arrange the shipping and handling.

Our condolences as well

This response submitted by CHUCK on 1/24/01. ( )

Bill, In the past weeks we had spoken ,I had no idea of your loss.I wish you and your family strength through this hard time.Especially when the kids ask questions-sometimes it brings pain to bring up what has happened. My sister-in-law had taken her own life about 5 years ago and the kids couldn't understand where Aunt Mary suddenly went.We (forum family) are here for you. Also don't think of them as gone but just somewhere else-and better.We'll see them again someday.
Take care
Chuck Partak

Sorry to hear

This response submitted by JL on 1/24/01. ( )

....of your family's sad moments. It is something that only you and yours can truly work through so that time can heal the wounds and sorrow. However,knowing that friends are thinking of you at this time might help and with that thought I'd like to add my name to the long list of people you call friends. Good luck buddy...JL

God Bless You,Bill

This response submitted by Pete T on 1/24/01. ( )

I just found out and I am very sorry about your loss.My deepest condolences to you and your family.Be strong and God Bless.
Your Friend
Pete T.

Taking time

This response submitted by Jeff S. on 1/25/01. ( jjsmith )

Bill,you've taking time out of your busy schedule every day to help others,on this forum ,at competitions,and on the phone .I'm talking from experience.Now I would like to take the time and say I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss and to be strong.GOD BLESS AUNT CHERYL and the Yox's
Take care Jeff S.

Our prayers are with you

This response submitted by John E. on 1/26/01. ( )


I just read the post about your sister and am very sorry to hear of your family's loss. We pray for strength and comfort for you all during this hard time. I don't post much on this site , but I am in it nearly every day trying learn before I jump in with both feet. It's great having people like you that are so dedicated to helping others. Hopefully we can meet someday. If there is anything I could help you with, now or later, please don't hesitate to let me know.

God Bless,


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