Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My prayers for The Urban Homemaker

I can't believe this, it is so sad. Both my daughter and I used to order a great deal from Marilyn and her husband. What a wonderful and gracious man. Please keep this family in prayer.

I remember when my own father passed away without warning. I went to school that morning (5th grade), not knowing I would never see him again.

Life is fragile. Hug those you love, my friends.

In Memory of my husband, Duane E. Moll - 1952-2008

April 15th, 2008

Dear Friends, Readers and Customers,

With the deepest sorrow imaginable, I must tell you my dear husband Duane passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday night. We are all in grief and shock as he was only 56 years old and we had no indications ahead of time.

The Urban Homemaker started out as my hobby and later turned into our family business through Duane’s vision and hard work. The Urban Homemaker will continue to serve all your needs for products and information in the Spirit of Titus 2.

My assistants Sandy Tuin and Laura Rogers will do their best to continue a high level of service in the meantime. I expect to return to the office next week.

My daughter Laura is flying home from Iraq as I write. She has a very long almost two day flight.
My children have grown up in the business and will be able to help me carry on with the highest level of service you have come to expect.

I am totally unprepared to becoming a widow at the relatively young age 56. Duane was a wonderful husband and daddy and will be desperately missed by myself, my children, my church family, and you my customers.

I have written you all twice in the last year about how life is fragile embrace with thanksgiving the smallest of everyday blessings. Unfortunately, now it is my turn to understand in a personal way the truth of these words.

Your prayers for a smooth transition and God’s provision are most appreciated. Cards can be directed to our PO Box 72, Paonia, CO 81428.

With deep sorrow,

Marilyn Moll
The Urban Homemaker

6 comments:

DebD said...

Gracious! What a shock. I have been a customer of The Urban Homemaker for more than 15 years. If it wasn't for Marilyn and for Laurel's Bread Book I wouldn't be the avid breadmaker I am today.

May Duane's memory be eternal.

lady jane said...

Oh no...

prayer heavenward for this family, mixed with sweet praise that Duane is now in our Lord's presence.

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Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What an awful shock for The Urban Homemaker's family. I am sorry for the loss of one that you had come to know as a friend. Marilyn sounds like a strong, faith-filled woman; she is in my prayers.

marye said...

Praying..wow...I also have been a customer.

Marlene Depler said...

Such a shock! I cannot fathom your grief. I am exactly the same age as you. The thought of losing my husband so suddenly is frightening.

As soon as I finish this post, I will stop and pray for you and your family.

(I am just catching up on blogs. I hadn't posted for two months because of a surgery sabbatical.)

Kelly said...

I was just as shocked as you when I received this email, I cannot imagine the devastation Marilyn must be going through. We will all be praying for them.

Blessings & ((HUGS))

Kelly