Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Steve's Funeral and Burial

Today was a difficult day for the entire family; we held funeral services for Steve Merchant in Spokane Valley, Washington, and then had a graveside service at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, in Spokane.

It was a beautiful service, characterized by touching anecdotes from his life, personal testimonies, a beautiful slide show by Paul Merchant, singing of traditional hymns, reading of lyrics written by Steve, and a performance of songs he also wrote. People from all across the United States arrived, overflowing the chapel and filling the gymnasium all the way to the back.

Steve will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

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