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St. George, Utah, United States
I'm just a woman with a camera, having an outrageous time! I carry my camera like most women carry a hand-bag. I especially like (and see) beauty in forgotten things. I love OLD buildings, rusty vehicles, fences and posts and details. When I’m photographing people, I love: natural expressions. relationships. simplicity. smiles. emotion. sweetness. laughter. shyness. grumpy frowns. silly giggles. stubborness. bare feet and a neat personality that just shines.



"When a parent dies, 
a planet disappears, and the night sky
will never look the same again. It doesn't matter 
how grown up we are when we lose one. 
 It's as though we are permanently without a 
kind of roof, an invisible shield. 
The first line of defense between 
ourselves and mortality is gone .... "
~ "Where The Crow Flies"  
Anne Marie McDonald ~
     My children's father passed away on March 22nd.  
Although I've not been married to him for several years, and although they are all grown up now, there's a certain amount of emotional support that they need from their mom right now. The last couple of weeks have been really tough for all of us.
I'm VERY PROUD of the way my children handled this milestone in their lives. I'm proud of the talk Joshua gave and the closing prayer that Jacob offered. And, also the awesome job my five boys and two of my grandson's (along with their step-brother) did as Pall Bearers.
It's never easy to say "goodbye" but, you all handled it with grace & dignity.
Although we've not been together since 1990, 
I still have memories of the early days, especially when we first met in High School and then through a year of College which is what brought us to St. George (where I've lived for the past 43 years!) and beginning our lives together and having a family together.
Here is a small tribute to my children's father {as a gift to each of them}:

. . . . . . 

Christopher Barr Warren
60, passed away March 22, 2012 surrounded
by the love of his 3 siblings and 5 of his 7 children & one step son,
after a 20 year battle with brain tumors.
Barr was born in Salt Lake City, Utah 
on August 3, 1951 
Patsie Lee Kohler 
Edwin Dilworth Warren.
He was raised in Kearns, Utah and attended
Kearns High School where he met his High School sweetheart,  Marlis Fabert.
They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on October 30, 1970
after a year of college in St. George, Utah.
They had six children:
Edwin Benjamin, Rebecca Lee, Joshua Barr,
 Jacob Spence, Jedediah Eli and Jeremiah Levi
Barr and Marlis were divorced in 1990.
In 1991 he married Mercedes Dominguez 
in the St. George Temple.
Together they had a son, 
Christopher Daniel Warren
at the time of his father's death is serving a mission
in Houson, Texas.
Barr was proceded in death by his father, 
Edwin Warren,
grandparents, Dana & Ruby Satterfield Horrell;  
Effie Dean Woolley
and Charles Albert Warren.
He is survived by his wife, Mercedes,
his mother, Patsie;
a brother Kimbal, 
sister Katherine 
and brother, Ammon.
 Also, seven children
and a step-son.
He is also survived by five grandchildren:
Jevin, Alex, Emma, Anthony and
step grandson, Aiden.
Funeral services were held 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
in St. George, Utah
and internment in the 
Tonaquint Cemetary, 
St. George.
. . . . . . 

3 August 1951 - 22 March 2012

My grandson, Jevin (16) and his step-mother, Kathryn (Josh's wife)

My son's Joshua & Benjamin

Levi saying goodbye to his dad

Becca & Levi saying goodbye

Becca & Levi

{Benjamin & Joshua in background}

Benjamin's sweet goodbyes

Joshua, Thomas (step-son), Benjamin, Eli and Levi

Benjamin, Rebecca, Joshua, Eli & Levi

Joshua helping the mortician ready to close the casket

"He's not heavy ... he's our father .... "


Front:  Jacob, Eli, Jevin (grandson), Joshua (Jevin's dad)
Back:  Levi, Alex (9 y/o grandson, not visible), Benjamin (Alex's dad) and Thomas (step-son)

Jacob's final goodbye's

The twins:  Eli & Levi, saying goodbye

BACK ROW:  Levi ~ Jacob ~ Benjamin ~ Joshua &  (grandson, Anthony) ~ (grandson),  Jevin
CENTER ROW:  ME ~ Rebecca ~ Eli
FRONT:  Grandkids, Emma & Alex