Thank you to the friends, family and relatives of Margaret S. Mayerat. All of you made it much easier to say goodbye to our mother and friend. You sent cards, emails and flowers, brought over food, said prayers and showed up to help us celebrate her life. Thank you all! Words cannot express what it meant to us!
My heartfelt thanks to my brother Bobby and his marvelous wife Mary, who were always there to help Margaret, especially near the end of her time with us, when she needed it most.
To my wonderful wife Elizabeth, who was there by our side to say prayers when the rest of us couldn’t speak the words. To Steven Riley, who has been my friend since kindergarten; thanks for flying in to support us.
Thank you also to the Rev.Talbot of the First Presbyterian Church in Springville, who had never met my mother, but who was able to sum up perfectly the person Margaret was and will always be remembered as.
I could not write this thank you without mentioning Mr. Ronald Wendel, who spoke eloquently from his heart of our mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
I would also be remiss if I did not mention and thank Margaret’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren; Rob, Ryan, Brandon, Melissa, Brian and Andrew for being there for your grandmother, either doing tasks for her, calling her or visiting her. She enjoyed your attention and always encouraged you to do better and be everything you could be. The great-grandchildren, Keilana, Zane and Mason, you were just a source of pure joy and always brought a smile to her face. All of you were also of great support to your parents, whether you realized it or not.
Ryan, you did a fantastic job of telling stories and speaking about your grandmother, during the church service. You did something that every one of us wished we could have done but were unable to do.
To Scott N. Hilts of Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, we couldn’t have asked for anything better than the professional service that you provided, for the family.
It was not my intention to try and name everyone by name that has touched our lives or the life of my mother. I did try to mention a few, but please do not feel slighted, as you all played an important part in my mother’s life and our lives, before and after her passing. To all of you that will no longer receive chocolate chip cookies or some other treat from her, I can only tell you that sadly, I won’t be getting them either and they will be greatly missed, as will my mom.
Timothy P. Mayerat