Thursday, May 28, 2020

Rest in Peace, Whitney

Whitney (taken about 18 months ago)

Whitney (more recent picture)

Barb in Texas sent me an email, this morning, to let me know that her daughter Whitney passed away, earlier this morning, just moments after she posted a comment on my blog post, yesterday, thanking everyone for their prayers.

This is what Barb said she shared with a group of friends:

For Whitney Lynn Goetter
“May flights of angels sing thee to thy rest … Give rest, O Lord, to thy handmaid who has fallen asleep …”
(from “Song for Athene” lyrics by Mother Thekla, 1993)

Whitney, my oldest daughter, brave and beautiful, died in Marysville, Washington, on 27 May 2020. She taught all of us how to live and die with grace, dignity, courage, and acceptance. She is met in Eternity by loving family and friends who went before her, and she is deeply mourned by her family and friends ...especially her son, Ryan Delaney who has been the joy and delight of her life. 
We will remember her spirit of adventure, her willing acknowledgement of being “the supreme catlady,” her kindness and compassion, and her wonderful laugh (often at herself.)
Rest in peace and comfort, sweet girl- I love you now and forever.

Rest in peace, Whitney. 

Barb, please know that I and those who read my blog send you and your family our deepest sympathies and condolences.  Our thoughts are with you at this sad time in your lives and we will continue to keep you and Whitney in our prayers.   (((HUGS)))


  1. Oh this is so sad.

    I’ve seen Barb’s comments on your blog.
    May her daughter rest in peace!

  2. I am so sorry for Barb and her family at this time.

  3. I'm so sorry to hear this. Thinking of Barb and her family at this sad time.

  4. I am so so sorry. We are not supposed to outlive our children.It is a parent's worst nightmare. God bless this family- xoDiana

  5. I have tears as I read of this lovely young woman's death. May you be comforted Barb, and all the family, and may Whitney rest in peace. I will continue to pray for you all as you mourn.

  6. So sorry for Barb and her family. Whitney sounds like she was a wonderful person.

  7. I am hurting so much for Barb and the family. There are no words right now, but I pray for peace and comfort.

  8. I'm so sorry to read this. Sending my heartfelt sympathies to Barb and her family. X

  9. Dear Barb,
    I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your beloved daughter, Whitney.
    It's just so sad.

    Take care,

  10. Grace and peace to Barb and family. Celie.

  11. Losing a child or a grandchild is surely the most devastating event in ones life. How very sad. So sorry.


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