Celebration of Life: A Recap

29 Jan

It’s been a week since we gathered together to celebrate Chip’s life. A big, warm THANK YOU to all who were there with us in person and to those who joined us in spirit. Several requests have come in for the remembrances and homily delivered at the memorial service and for a copy of The After Party playlist, so here’s a recap of last Thursday:

Memorial Service Program (PDF)


Homily by The Rev. Oran E. Warder (PDF)

The After Party Playlist (Spotify)
The bad news: Spotify does not have in its collection a few very important songs: The Idea of You (Live)/Dave Matthews Band, Shake It Off /Taylor Swift and Callin’ Baton Rouge (Live)/Garth Brooks. So you’ll just have to listen to those on your own. But the rest of the music from the party can be found at the link above. I wanted to include Lie in Our Graves from DMB The Gorge if the party had only been 16:59 longer. If you have a Spotify account, you should be able to log in and listen; if you don’t, you can sign up for an account – it’s a free service (with the ads). 

Chip’s Obituary
For some reason, The Washington Post/legacy.com copied and pasted the memorial contributions section twice. A very benevolent intern, perhaps? 

Thank you all again. Now, as Crosby and Clete have directed us … NO REST. FLY!


2 Responses to “Celebration of Life: A Recap”

  1. sarah montgomery kennett January 30, 2015 at 1:30 PM #

    ❤ ❤ Thinking of you, Joe and The Cros ❤ ❤

  2. Heather Shiner January 31, 2015 at 10:25 AM #

    Sheila, thank you for posting. We were so honored to be there to help celebrate Chip’s life. Your tribute to Chip was so beautiful and inspiring. You were so brave and strong. You and Chip have touched so many. When Chip was faced with fighting for his life, instead of turning inward and focusing on his personal fight, he decided to try and help others by raising money for lung cancer research to help others. I think few would do that when faced with what Chip was. You are an amazing person, friend, wife, mother. I was particularly impressed how you thought to set up a bounce house at the after party – you are always thinking of others and what a nice touch to make the best of the situation for your sweet kids. Joe and Crosby are so lucky to have such a wonderful and strong momma.

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