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Monday, July 26, 2010

Elfriede Haf~Serafin 1933 ~ 2010 ~




The special bond of Mother and child is written with love on their hearts and souls and make them a part of each other forever. ~ author unknown

Mom passed away on July 21st. 2010 at 6:20 p.m. at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA.

Mom suffered a massive stroke that took her life. She left many who love her and will miss her deeply. Mom was a very special loving person. She was wise and comforting yet strong and graceful. Many of her friends and family would go to her when in need of comfort and advice. She loved life and loved dancing. In fact, that's what she was doing the night of her stroke. She was celebrating her best friends birthday, they danced, laughed and enjoyed the evening...so I know she enjoyed her life right up to the last minute.

I cannot even express the deep sadness I feel . . . mom and I were best friends, she knew how to calm me and point me in the right direction. I would always call her each and everyday to see how her day was, how she was feeling and to say goodnight . . . it's very strange that I cannot pick up the phone now to call her. I miss her very much.

Services for mom, Elfriede Haf-Serafin will be held this Friday, July 30th, 2010 at El Camino Memorial Park in the Chapel in San Diego.  Closed casket viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and her memorial service will be from 12:00 to 1:00 in the same Chapel.  We will be celebrating her wonderful life with a photo slideshow along with her favorite Classical music pieces. Mom will then be cremated and we will have a graveside burial on August 13th at 11:00 a.m.

Mom was born 21 March, 1933, and raised in Augsburg, Germany.  She was preceded in death by her mother, my grandmother, Lieselotte Haf on April 5th, 2010, and her father Adalbert Haf, February 9th, 1968, her brother Helmut Haf, Dec. 20th, 1994 and his twin brother, Adalbert Haf on October 3rd, 2004.  Mom is survived by her daughter: Virginia 'Gini' Webb, son-in-law, Steve Webb, granddaughter Lacie, great grandchildren: Emma and Ethan.

~ You are so very missed my beautiful mom, we love you ~
Vergissmeinnicht
(forget-me-not)



29 comments:

Al Wierzba said...

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. God Bless.

Best Reagrds,
Al

GrannyPam said...

Your loves shows in your message, and transcends all separations. God bless you and your family.

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

How beautiful Gini! A lovely tribute. Your mom was 9 years younger than mine. Too young! Hang in there girl...bathe yourself in lovely memories!

Felicia R Mathis said...

So sorry for your Loss Gini, I know how Special Mom was to you and others. Only time can help you get over a broken heart and you take all the time you need. Keeping you and you're family in my thoughts, prayers, and spirit.

Thomas MacEntee said...

A wonderful tribute to your mother. I am just so sorry I never got to meet her in person! She did a great job in raising you and that shows in each and every thing that you do.

Sandy said...

Gini,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful Mom....Sandy

Carol said...

Lovely memorial/tribute Gini. Many hugs and prayers, may your terrific memories bring you smiles and peace in the near future.

Claudia's thoughts said...

I am so sorry Gini, I know the pain and sorrow you are going through.

Brenda said...

Gini, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. May you hold those memories of her close to you in this difficult time.

Susan Petersen said...

Gini - what a beautiful tribute to your mother. My sincerest condolences for your loss.

DianaR said...

Hi Gini ~ I'm so sorry for your loss...your mother sounds like a remarkable woman. How wonderful for her that she was able to enjoy her life right up until the end. It's something we all wish for. I'm sure she will always be alive and with you in everything you do in your life. I know that my own mother talked about how even today, 20 years since her father passed away, she will still find herself thinking, "Oh I need to call Daddy and tell him that."

My love and prayers to you!

Joan said...

Blessings for the beautiful bond between you and your Mom. May it bless you for all your days.

Renate said...

Gini,
I just read of your loss, and I'm so very sorry. You were blessed to have such a loving and beautiful bond with your mother. My prayers are with you.

Renate

Sassy Jane Genealogy said...

Gini,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. May your grief pass and leave only wonderful memories.

mjhellman said...

Gini I am so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Mother. May the pain cease and the joy of her life and memories fill you every day.

I will be thinking of you and your family on Friday as you say your final good-bye.

May God bless you and keep you,

Mary

Nolichucky Roots said...

My prayers and best wishes are with you and yours this week and the weeks to come. You and your mother were equally blessed. I know you will miss her and think of her daily. I pray those thoughts bring you joy in your sorrow.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Gini, I am so sorry for your loss. My mom died just about two years ago, and a day doesn't go by that I don't think of her. Writing and sharing memories helps me. Write and share when you are ready. My thoughts are with you...

IrishEyes said...

Dear Gini, I am so very sorry for your loss. May your beautiful memories of your mom bring you and your family some comfort. May God bless you as you celebrate her life on Friday. Jennifer

Karen said...

Gini, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Kerry Scott said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. It's hard to lose your mom and your best friend at the same time.

You and your family continue to be in my thoughts.

nicolajr said...

So sorry for your loss, particularly so soon after your grandmother.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Nicola

Debbie Blanton McCoy said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Cheryl Palmer said...

Such a nice picture of you and your mom! Sure can tell how much you loved each other. Very nice tribute to your mother. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs!

Kathy said...

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Karen said...

I am so very sorry to hear of your great loss. May your treasured memories soothe your pain...

Virginia Travis said...

Gini, you have my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved mother.

A rootdigger said...

I am sorry for you and your family. We know she lives on through your memories and heart. jo

Lovey said...

Praying for your peace... You will have it again..

Gini said...

Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit... your kind words, thoughts, and prayers during very difficult times means so much.

Loosing the two leading ladies in my life is such a huge loss to me and to our family...they will and are being missed more than they know.