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Our Memorial Garden - A Place to Remember Family and Friends

Marie Speer, Founder of Gold Star Wives

In Memory of my beloved husband, Ralph Harold Abston, the keeper of my dreams and my heart, who lost his life on June 2, 2022, from Ischemic Heart Disease caused by exposure from Agent Orange. 

Sgt. Thomas A. Arredondo, USMC

For Bobby Arrington; "Long is not forever." -Tamera Arrington

In Memory of William "Bill" Bennett in honor of his beautiful widow Allison Bennett

Mary Elizabeth Bezy

Arthur Bidner

Kevin Owen Bligh

Margaret Brophey, GSW Greater Boston Chapter 

"Happy Birthday LCDR Larry Lee Brown. It would have been your 73rd, and we would have baked your favorite German Chocolate Cake and spoiled you." - Love, your family

Maureen "Mary" Cabral, former GSW New England Region Treasurer

Wava Jean Carl

Annie "Sue" Carman

In honor of all Gold Star Spouses, especially our sister Jeni Carney Green - Jennifer and Jamie Mahne

Mary Carr

The Castle Chapter in California 2020

Geraldine Chittick

Colleen Clark (Husband 1st Lt. Lawrence Burke)

Elizabeth Clements-Dillen

Modesto Colon-Alicea

In memory of Frances Tanner Cook

Angela Cristiano

Amada T. Crow

Christopher L. Cunningham

In memory of my husband Michael D. Chwan who died in Viet Nam 56 years ago (Dana Chwan)

Cdr. Frank W. Dahlinger

Rosie Dauner, Omaha Chapter

Mary L. Durfee

Frank Eley Sr.

Angeline Faiola

Margaret Ferguson, GSW Past National President 

"In memory of my hero, Barney E. Flanary"

Charles David Gerard of Maryville, TN

CSM Cornell W. Gilmore

"In memory of Gregory Gogan"

Dorothy H. Harrold, formerly of Skokie, IL

Henry (Hank) Hillier

Joseph Alex Jacobs, U.S. Navy

Barbara Jarnecic, Omaha Chapter 

"In loving memory of my husband, Captain Vincent J. Kelly, USF, Fighter Pilot F-100 Super Saber deceased March 12, 1970 from Hodgkin's Disease caused by exposure to Agent Orange." - Pat Kelly

Nancy Kiefel

SSGT Shane H. Kimmet

Cheryl Lankford

Rose Lee, GSW Past National President

Betty M. LaGrone, past member 

Lt. Colonel Raymond Loiselle, USAF

Philip R Lord, U.S. Navy

Evelyn M. Lundin

Edie May

Capt. Philip Menagh

"My soulmate and best friend, Mac McMasters, remains in our hearts forever. Gone, but never forgotten. Love you always." - Carol 

Ruby Faye Minert

Martha E. Mitchell, mother of Donna Tischfield

Lucille Ruth Moller Croom

In loving memory of Major Kindall Wayne Moore, USAF, 438th MAW, C-141 Pilot from Cindy (wife)

Paula Muth, Omaha Chapter Lifetime Member

In loving memory of TSGT John C. Oliver and Ora Lu Oliver, a member of the Miami Valley Chapter of Gold Star Wives

Omaha Chapter Members 2019

Elaine M. O'Reilly, GSW Greater Boston Chapter

Tena Perinoni

Marie A. Prevas & LTC Nicholas J. Prevas, Sr, parents of LTC Nicholas J. Prevas, Jr.

Edna Richardson

Jimmy Ridings

Thomas A. Rini

"In memory of Mary Ella Roop" - The Bialonciks

SFC Nathaniel Rosser

In memory of Capt. John Wesley Rothwell, Jr., Marine Corps Retired

Bruce P. Rowe

1LT Grady E. Rudolph, USAF

Captain Donald F. Schnably, 5th SFG

Glenn A Simonds

Elaine Smalley and SGM Eugene "Gene" L. Smalley

Olga Smeraski

Sgt. Charles Lee "Chris" Smith

Mrs. Jutta Smith, Gold Star Wives Member

In memory of my husband Sgt. James Robert Smoot whose name in memory at the wall for passing away with cancer caused by Camp Lejeune Water and Agent Orange. - Donna Smoot

Marie Speer, Founder of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

Florance Herbert Thompson, proud member of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc.

LCDR Charles Z. Walker

L/CPL Arthur Norman (Buddy) Welch

In honor of Eileen Williams's 100th Birthday

In honor of Gold Star Wife Vickie Lynn Winans Lynch Morris and in memory of Sgt. Stephen Michael Lynch (B TRP, 7th SQDN, 1 Calvary, 1st Aviation BDE, USARV) KIA December 18, 1970

Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams

Ardath Kersta Wilson

MMCS Chester P Witt, US Navy Ret. 1980

Robert James Woods

In memory of Michelle Yates from Joe Stoysich and family 

Memorial donations may be made online and all donors may list a name for this page. Click here to submit a memorial.

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Gold Star Wives is a Congressionally Chartered non-profit service organization that is capable of providing services to the active duty and service-connected military surviving spouses.

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