My Uncle Denis died on Tuesday after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease. I am heart broken that my Aunt Rose Anne and my cousins and their children had to say goodbye to him so soon. I am sad for my Mom and her siblings to lose their brother. My Uncle Denis was very loved by his family and friends. I have the best childhood memories of being at their house and playing with my cousins. They hosted a lot of events and I am so grateful for every single one. I remember the Easter riddles we had to solve to get the big plastic egg that had money in it!
|My grandparents, Meck and Papa, with Denis, Dick and baby Karen.|
|The Ryken family at Thanksgiving. Uncle Denis is in the top row, farthest one on the right. Now that is a gathering!!! It is time to plan the next family reunion I will do whatever needs to be done to help make it happen!|
|This is a picture of Uncle Denis and Aunt Rose Anne's beautiful family!! This was taken October 13 at Kevin and Rene's wedding.|