Friday, February 25, 2011

My Mom is with Jesus

My dear sweet mom is now dancing on streets of gold. No more pain. No more suffering. I stayed with her at the hospital on Wednesday night. After sleeping a couple hours, I was up holding her hand again at 4:30 am. I read Psalm 23 and annointed her head with oil. She went peacefully to be with Jesus early Thursday morning.

Carole Yvonne Grovum of Maple Grove, MN, died Thursday at the age of 70 after a year-long battle with cancer.   She was born in Thief River Falls, MN, where she graduated from high school, was married, and raised her family.  She and her husband, Wally, owned The Club Café and worked together until his death in 1986.  She then relocated to the Twin Cities to be near her two daughters.  Carole worked as an insurance agent for many years prior to her retirement in 2005.  Carole was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She lived life to the full and her smile was contagious.  Her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  They loved riding around with her in her notorious yellow bug.  She was preceded in death by husband, Wally; father, Henry Thorson & brother, Miles Thorson. Survived by children: Connie (Rich) Bendickson & Vickie (Steve) Woehrle; grandchildren: Ashley, Jake & Ellie; mother, Gustie Thorson; sisters: Olive Eckstein & Annabelle (Jim) Sullins.  

A celebration of Carole’s life will be held at Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel in Maple Grove (13745 Reimer Dr.) on Monday, February 28, from 4:30-7:00 PM with a service at 6 PM.  A memorial service will also be held in Thief River Falls this spring.


elea said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolence to you and your family.
My our Lord Jesus Christ give you comfort through this difficult time.
Your mom looks beautiful.

Elea Harrison

stephanie said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. What a beautiful photo of your dear Mom. I will see you on Monday evening.

Peace ~

Matt and Peggy said...

We are praying for each of you during this sad time, that you are reminded of the fun memories with her, and the amazing future ahead for her. She is in with the King of Kings, dancing on streets of gold! "He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain.." Rev. 21:4
Praying this will be a time to celebrate her life,

Jennifer S said...

I'm so glad you could be with your mom to bless her in her last hours. There is much about death that is truly birth. Will be in touch about how I can help in these days. Much love.

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing said...

Such sad news to wake up to. We are praying for your family during your mourning. She is dancing on streets of gold singing rejoice rejoice. She is home again... Your family is so Blessed and so strong and we can today says special thanks to Mum for guiding you all so. Our hearts and hugs are reaching out to you for however long you may want or need them.

Brenda S. said...

Holding you in thought and prayers, especially today (Monday)as you celebrate her life this evening. Love you all.