Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Paw Paw

My beloved Paw Paw, Jack Bongey, was called home to heaven last Thursday. He was such an amazing man, treasured by our family and many loved ones. My cousin James did a beautiful job with the eulogy, perfectly summing up Paw Paw's loving and jovial nature - "(Jack) had a way of making everybody feel special, be they family, friend or soon-to-be friend. When we would go on our trips together he would greet everyone with a giant smile and an 'Oh! There he is!' as if he had just been talking about them in admiration."

Over the weekend I put together a slideshow of Paw Paw pictures for the visitation. It was incredibly moving to look through all those memories, some I recall and some taking place long before my arrival. I especially love the wedding images, a younger Jack and Isabel Bongey just starting their 56 years as husband and wife. I thought I would share a few of these special pictures in honor of my sweet grandpa.

You are greatly loved and missed, Paw Paw. We can't wait to hear you singing in the heavenly choir!


  1. so sorry to hear about your loss (heaven's gain), Katie. there is a sweet comfort knowing Jesus is taking care of your grandpa right now! much love!

  2. Sorry to hear about your Paw Paw. But how great to know he is with the Lord!