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Emily Allen Bray went to be with the Lord on December 31, 2009. Emily was born in Fairfield, CA, in July 1964 to William and Evelyn Allen. She married John Bray in January 1993. The Bray’s with their son, Sean, made Culpeper, VA, their home in August 2000.
Emily was a gifted writer, poetess and orator and delighted all who knew her with the sharpest of wit and the kindest of words. She was a consummate student of life always questioning and searching for answers. She challenged her family, friends and co-workers to look for a deeper meaning in all aspects of their lives.
Emily described herself as Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister and Friend. She loved her son and husband so fervently and fought one of the most courageous battles against cancer, just so she could have more time with them. She was not geographically close to her parents and siblings, but she embraced them with conversation to keep them close to her heart always. She was humbled by the support of her friends, not fully realizing what a special friend she was to them.
Emily’s fight was physically arduous, but she was not deterred from keeping the hope of winning the battle and she will always be admired for this determination and courage.
Emily is survived by her husband John, son Sean, parents Bill & Lyn Allen, brother Matthew Allen (wife Jeanie), sister Ruth Aluli (husband Kimo), nephews Derek Remley, Max Allen, Ikaika Aluli, Koa Aluli, niece Maikalani Aluli and her constant companion and guardian, Boss, her golden Labrador. Emily is predeceased by her brother Russell Allen.
A joyous celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday January 6, 2010 at the Culpeper Presbyterian Church at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Susan J. Komen Foundation.
03/28/1963 ~ 10/12/2010
We will always remember him as a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle and follower of Jesus Christ.
Celebration of Life Service: Saturday, October 23, 2010, 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Oceanside, 3715 Oceanic Way, Oceanside. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: NCCC- Baer Family Fund c/o North Coast Calvary Chapel in Carlsbad.
Robert Blakely Cotham
FORT WORTH – Robert Blakely Cotham, 35, an attorney, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in Fort Worth.
Memorial service: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Chapel Bible Church, 3740 Birchman Avenue, in Fort Worth.
Memorials: Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 108, Fort Worth 76110.
Robert Cotham was born Dec. 28, 1963, in Austin. He attended high school in Carlsbad, Calif., and graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Texas Law School. He practiced law in Texas, California and Australia.
Blake’s abiding faith and love in Jesus Christ prompted him to be involved in various ministries with many congregations in California, Australia and with Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth. He touched many people through initiating a grief recovery group, participating in a ministry to underprivileged families in Mendenhall, Miss., and with an involvement for Habitat for Humanity.
Survivors: Father and step-mother, Robert and Mary Ann Cotham of Fort Worth; brothers, Christopher Cotham of Dallas and Matthew Cotham of Houston; sister, Kristen Allen of Los Angeles, Calif.; and other family and friends.
published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram October 25, 1999
(4 Mar 1964 — 1 Mar 1995)
—Submitted by Serena Ramirez
16 Jul 1964 – 22 Oct 1983
NOLL, SCOTT THOMAS NOLL, LAURALI KATHRYN NOLL, ASHLEY DOMINIQUE NOLL, BRANDON SCOTT
Returning home from a week’s family vacation in Lake Havasu, we suddenly lost our loved family of four in a tragic car accident.
Scott Thomas Noll, was born in Leavenworth, Kansas on September 12, 1967. Scott graduated from Leavenworth High School and University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas with a degree in Liberal Arts and Science.
Laurali Kathryn Noll was born in Santa Monica, California on September 29, 1963. Laurali graduated from San Dieguito High School and University of California, San Diego with a degree in Journalism.
Scott and Laurali were married on July 17, 1993. They were blessed with two beautiful children, Ashley Dominique, age 7 and Brandon Scott, age 5. Scott was a respected Sheriffs Deputy in Encinitas. A member of the SWAT Team recently promoted to Training Officer. Laurali was the Office Manager at the Encinitas Sheriffs Station with an interest in becoming a Crime Specialist. Scott and Laurali were members of the North Coast Church in Vista, California where they taught Sunday School and were active in “Kids Praise”.
Ashley was born April 28, 1995 in San Diego, California and attended second grade at Vista School District. Ashley was a proud Brownie, Girl Scouts of America and involved in dance. Brandon was born on December 19, 1996 in San Diego, California and attended kindergarten at Vista School District. Brandon was a mighty Karate Kid and loved the water, swimming and boating.
Scott, Laurali, Ashley and Brandon are survived by Scott’s parents, Vernon and Patricia Noll, Laurali’s parents Michael and Elyse Kennan, Scott’s siblings, Bernie, John and Janet Noll, Laurali’s siblings, Peter, Timothy Kennan and Angelique and brother-in-law, David Ketsdever and Scott’s grandmother, Erika Dick and Laurali’s grandparents, Catherine and Ralph Kelly and an extended large family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Vernon and Patricia live in Kansas and Scott’s brothers and sisters live in Arizona, California and New Jersey. Laurali’s family lives in California.
Our entire family will dearly miss this beloved family of four. They lived together on earth and are now together with our blessed Lord, Jesus Christ in Heaven above. There is a memorial fund set up for the Scott and Laurali Noll Family Memorial Fund for Christian Children’s Education. Donations may be sent to: Scott and Laurali Noll Family Memorial Fund c/o United Methodist Church of Fountain Valley, 18225 Bushard Street, Fountain Valley, Ca 92708. 714/962-2593.
—San Diego Union-Tribune, published September 6, 2002