Colleen Rachele (Cade) Atwood March 27th, 1974 to January 1st, 2003
The Memorial Service and celebration of Colleen's life
Saturday, January 11th, 2003
at Anderson Fair, Houston, Texas
|The memorial service was standing room only at Anderson
Fair as family, friends, and fans from all over the country gathered to
morn and celebrate Colleen Rachele. Reverend Andy Smith of Dripping
Springs United Methodist Church led the ceremony. Andy spoke of Colleen's
life, of her passing, and led the gathering in prayer and in a reading
of the 23rd Psalm. Andy then donned a guitar and, accompanied by
Rob Greenfield on pianio, Lucille Borella (Colleen's mom) on guitar and
vocals, and Gina Griffin on vocals, he led the choir and the congregation
in hymns and gospel music.
After the service, the stage was opened to family and friends to remember and pay tribute to Colleen Rachele. Lucille shared childhood memories and shared memorabilia. Franci Jarrard shared her tribute and remembrance of Colleen and Bill in the early days of Anderson Fair and then of recent years when Colleen and Bill began to work and sing together. A lady (yet unknown) sang an original composition for Colleen titled "Dove". Hopefully she will make contact and share her lyrics. Bill and Lucille ended the service leading all in Stephen Foster's Hard Times Come Again No More.
Music was provided through the evening by Stephen and Franci Jarrard; Rebels Without Applause--Sherry Reihle, Steve Baker and Kurt Ruthstrom; Hearin Now--Will and Lynette; Alicia Gill and Mike Davis--vocals and guitars--Ellen Moore,viola and Doug Duryea, bass; and Norm Ballanger--vocals, guitar, and percussion.
The 23rd Psalm: A card sent by Dave and Mary Pratt.
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