Parents Of Suicide
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Ruth & Gary Burleson
Mobile, Alabama
Mother of
Claude (40)

I retired from a large paper company where I worked for 29 years as a Secretary and in various other positions, was working in the Research Department at the time of my retirement. Gary and I like to travel and have taken many wonderful trips, the best was last year when we went to Alaska. I have one other son and four grandchildren, and I love to play bridge and prepare family meals.

Linda & Mick Webb
Kelowna, B.C. Canada
ICQ# 89516217
Mother & Father of
Daniel Charles Webb (Danny)(20)

I am and always have been a stay-at-home mom and wife. I have been married to my husband Mick for 33 years. We have four sons, Jason and wife Sandi, Justin and fiance Shannon, Michael, and Danny who left us to be with his Heavenly Father. We live in a very beautiful valley in central B.C. with a 90 mi. long lake, surrounded by orchards and the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Mick has a very successful new home construction firm.
While the boys were growing up, we were very actively involved in their various sports. I have volunteered with the Red Cross Youth Suicide Prevention Program for two years. I am currently interested in alternative healing, both emotional and physical. Since losing Danny, I have become a compulsive poem collector. While I still struggle, I have maintained my faith. My littlest Angel Danny left us a most precious gift of his love and presence for a short 20 years and for that I will always be grateful. The picture is of Mick and I at a recent wedding.

Connie & Maurie Berchem
Forest Lake, MN.
Mother & Stepfather of
Kyle Michael Hill (25)

I am 48 years old. Maurie and I have been married for 11 years, he is my rock. I have battled Lung Cancer and have beat the odds. I facilitate a Lung Cancer Support Group. I no longer work. I have a daughter Jessica (age 30) who is married to Chris. They have given us a beautiful granddaughter, Ashley Lynn (15 months) and soon to be Austin Michael in Feb. 2001. We enjoy traveling, fishing, and gardening. Maurie is "Mr. Handy Man", he can do anything he sets his mind to. We lost our precious son Kyle M. Hill on April 5, 2000. We will forever love and miss him so.

New York RAP Session
June 9, 2001
Tavern on The Green
In Manhattan

Left to Right:
Marcia, Alice, Linda Lerner
Ginny, Argia, and Randi

Steve and Linda Henley
Caldwell, Idaho
Father & Stepmother of
SCOTT (19)

We've been married since September of 1996. Linda is office manager for a chiropractor in town and I work for the Independent Order of Foresters (a family fraternal) as a Fraternal Agent in life insurance and securities. It is what I was doing when Scott died and am really happy to be back with the IOF. We have three cats, a dog, 2 parakeets and a seven foot Python for pets. We enjoy going out in our RV and traveling in our Corvette. We have one daughter (26), one grandson (5) and one son-in-law...a necessary evil to to having a grandson.

Rena Griffin
Allen, Texas
Mother of
Brian Scott (20)

I was born and raised in Colorado. At the age of 30, I moved with my boys, Damen (age 23) and Brian (age forever 20) to Nevada. We spent the next 15 years there. A year ago, I moved to Texas with my hubby to start over anew. I am an RN and work in an OB/GYN office. I married my husband, Mark, in l998, so I guess you could say I'm still a newlywed. Mark is in printing sales and spends lots of time on the road. : ( My family also includes my adoptive sister Jane; my birthmom (I just
met her for the first time last year); a half sister, Beth; my son Damen, who is still in Nevada; his daughter Aspen (4 years old) and Brian's son Taylor, who is also 4. Being a granny is just the best! We have a new puppy, a miniature schnauzer, Karma. Brian received his wings on January 22, l999 after a gunshot wound to the head.

Kimberly Hargrove
Lubbock, Texas
Mother of
Christopher Pereida (20)

My name is Kim and I am 40 years old. I am an only child. I am mom to Christopher Joel (who hung himself on his 20th birthday) and Marci Kay (19). My two children lacked 3 days being 11 months they were extremely close. I am "mammy" to two grandsons (Marci's children); Jacob Leslie (born June 10, 1997 and middle name "Leslie" after my daddy who died suddenly of a heart attack in March 1996) and Brian Christopher (born September 16, 2000 and middle name "Christopher" after his Uncle Chris). Oh yes, and I am also owned by three
red weenie dogs: Precious (in picture), Ali, and Gator. I worked for the TTU Police Department for 12 years and am currently working as Assistant to the Director for Regional 9-1-1. I am engaged to the love of my life, Randy. (We married first time February 1, 1997; divorced in March 1999; got back together in March 2000 and are going to remarry...soon). Life has been extremely hard lately: August 8th I had major back surgery (broken lumbar); August 24th pregnant daughter in car accident and in ICU for 4 days; August 31st son committed suicide; and September 16th daughter gave birth to little Brian. All I can say is "I walk by faith"...John 3:16

Beth Tolley
Richmond, Virginia
Mother of

This picture was taken 6 months before Criag died - our last Christmas together.

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