"Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh and anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." Ether 12:4

Monday, January 11, 2010

Final Post

Hello friends and family -

This is our (breath) last blog post, as our purpose for its creation comes to an end. Strange enough, we began this journey over a year ago, and how time seems to collapse and fold as we recall the life of our father, from his early years to this last year of his life. We loved him dearly, both as the strong man of his youth, and as the man with terminal cancer. What impact those two words had on us 15 months ago - terminal cancer - and what a change they bring.

Together, we begin the new year with a true and honest freshness, unsure of what the future holds. In spite of the unknown, we stand united as a family in love and faith. We feel the presence of our father in our home, and find comfort and strength in the knowledge that we can be together, as a family, in the eternities. We know dad is with us, and that he is hard at work on the other side of the veil (making lists and communing with nature, no doubt).

It has been a privilege to communicate with so many others through this blog, and we feel it has brought comfort and welcome information to those we care about. We wanted to extend a giant "thank you" for reading it and for participating in our lives this last year by helping and serving us, both spiritually and physically. We know we cannot repay all the generous acts of kindness we have received, so it is our hope, as a family, to take everything we have been blessed with and pay it forward.

We want to give another thank you to all those who have expressed their condolences at dad's passing, and we were touched by the number of family and friends who attended his viewing and funeral services. Thank you for honoring his life and memory with us.

We hope that this last year has taught you all as much as it has taught us: practice your faith, keep your friends, serve others, teach, and revel in the wonders of the natural world. Above all, appreciate your beloveds for who they are, and take time to show them you care. As dad expressed his testimony to the end, so now we express ours: It is true. It is all true.

The Loser Family

PS: The Mortuary provides an audio recording of the funeral online at http://funeralrecording.com ==> Listen to a service ==> Name: (type in) Loser

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Obituary for G. Richard Loser

George Richard Loser

05/15/1956 - 12/29/2009

G. Richard Loser, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on December 29, 2009 in Alpine, Utah after a valiant 14-month battle with cancer.

Richard was born May 15, 1956 in Sacramento California, to George Henry and Rose Evelyn Loser. He grew up in Garden Valley, California and graduated from Ponderosa High School in 1974. He attended one year of school at Ricks College before serving a two-year LDS mission in Louisville, Kentucky. After his release, he returned to Ricks College where he met, dated, and married Michelle Dickison of Granger, Utah. They were sealed for time and eternity April 27, 1979 in the Salt Lake Temple.

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Richard served tirelessly in various leadership positions and callings over the years, including former Bishop, Young Men’s President, and for the last six years, as Scoutmaster of Troop 1088.
Richard was known for his love of the outdoors, from rock climbing and river rafting to camping and fishing. He was a lifelong member of The Boy Scouts of America, and recently received the prestigious Silver Beaver award.

The two most important things in his life were the gospel of Jesus Christ and his family, whom he taught to laugh, work, and play hard. He expressed his love of the scriptures and shared his testimony to the end. He will be remembered for his ability to make each person he knew feel important and loved.

He is survived by his wife Michelle Dickison Loser, children Adam (Rachel), Nichole, Benjamin (Jacqueline), Cameron, and Alex Loser, grandchildren Isaac and Brigham, parents George and Rose Loser, grandmother Della Mae Bohall, and siblings Gail (Joe) Barrington, Cindy Loser, Rob (Gerri) Loser, Margaret (Kerry) Evans, and Catherine (Jared) Wood. The family would like to thank those who assisted in Richard’s caretaking, both professionally and personally.

Memorial Services will be as follows:

Friday, January 1, 2010

- Public Viewing 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, January 2, 2010
- Public Viewing 9:30 - 10:30 am
- Funeral Service 11:00 am
- Internment at Alpine Cemetery

Viewing and Funeral Service will be held by Russon Brothers Mortuary at:
Alpine Stake Center

98 East Canyon Crest Road
Alpine, UT 84004
Map Link

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A time of peace

Tuesday night, December 29, 2009 our Father fulfilled his chapter of mortality. At 5:20 pm he peacefully passed away in his bedroom surrounded by his family. What a special time this is for us. We know he is in a better world and we have faith to join him there soon. We love and miss him.

More details to come regarding his memorial services, but for now a tribute. To my Father, my Dad, my Hero. I Love you.