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In Memoriam In Memoriam : In Memory of Royalee Pierce-Cannon
Posted by Alyssa on Saturday, September 02, 2017 (03:16:40) (440 reads)

Let us have a moment of silence in memory of one of ours that left us last year, our beloved Royalee Pierce-Cannon. She passed away last year on Sept. 1st - very swiftly and unexpectedly and left a void that still remains in the club.

Feisty, friendly, spirited, opinionated, sassy, funny, energetic, she was a fun person to be around, and was a steadfast member. She served as a Shop Steward, board director and was an AMAZING Membership Director.

Always happy to help members ID rocks and go hunting for more to collect and help out the club, her boisterous banter and goodhearted mischievousness is greatly missed and will be for years to come.

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In Memoriam In Memoriam : A moment of silence in SMS for Royalee Pierce-Cannon
Posted by Admin1 on Friday, September 02, 2016 (16:36:44) (439 reads)

Brian has reported that his mother Royalee passed away last night ...

Brian J Cannon: It is with a Heavy Heart I say to you my Friends of the SMS that My Mother Royalee Pierce-Cannon Passed away Sept.1 @ 11:30 PM .... to go Rockhound in the next life ... please think of her

We at SMS all send our deepest condolences and prayers to Brian and his family at this time. Royalee WILL be DEEPLY missed by all of us that knew her.

She was EXTREMELY important to the club and is one of the main reasons why this club still exists. Her unflagging support and spirit and love for rocks made her be one of our most pivotal board members and she was amazing being the membership chair and handling the kids area for our show ... not only do I grieve for the personal loss of her but I grieve for the loss of such a wonderful and important member of our club.

She always asked what she could do for the club and not what the club could do for her. Always one of the first folks to step up and offer to help and do what needed to be done. She looked for solutions and worked to be a part of them as opposed to just nitpicking and browbeating, she stepped up and offered to be a part of the change in a tangible, physical way.

She loved the club and the people in it. She was one of the hearts that was a major cornerstone in rebuilding this club from the ground up. Her loss is massive and the ripples will be felt for years to come.

My heart goes to all of her family and friends during this time of profound loss and know that I and the SMS club are grieving deeply right along with you.

If there is anything that we can do, please let us know.


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In Memoriam In Memoriam : A moment of silence in SMS for Les Clark
Posted by Alyssa on Friday, February 12, 2016 (08:15:38) (494 reads)

We were told at last night's Educational Meeting that a former long time member of SMS, Les Clark, had passed away suddenly.

Several former members attended the meeting to let us know he had passed away and to remember him and his contributions and we all took a moment together to pay him respect and send his family our thoughts and prayers.

We appreciate Bob Willis letting us know and contacting his friends to come by the club to pay their respects and let us newer folks know what a great member Les had been for such a long time.

Our deepest condolences go to all who knew and loved him, especially his family in this time of grief.

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