I would like to try and convey my appreciation to the many people who were involved in caring for my husband, Frank Harkenrider, during his last illness.

From the time that he fell carrying in a large bottle of drinking water till the moment his kidneys failed and he took his last breath, we were met with kindness, professionalism and care. The 911 responders, the staff at Good Shepherd, the emergency room doctor, Dr. Jeremy Anderson, and the nurses and caregivers at Regency Hermiston Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were exceptional. I know they were “;just doing their job,” but they did their jobs with outstanding compassion.

The response to Frank’s death has been overwhelming. Ken Huber and his staff from Burns Mortuary and Dr. Jim Pierce from the Methodist Church have made this very difficult time in our lives bearable.

The Celebration of Life at the high school was a perfect tribute to Frank. Thank you, HHS Band, for playing the Bulldog Fight Song. Frank would have loved it.

The flowers, donations, cards, news articles, food, and other expressions of friendship and caring are so appreciated. It is impossible for me to list everyone who has touched our lives and shared our sorrow.

Please accept our thanks and know that we treasure your love and friendship.

Beverly Harkenrider


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