Violet May Merritt, born October 22, 1924, passed away at home while in Hospice Care on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Violet is survived by her 4 children, Patrick A. Merritt, Terry E. Merritt, Karen D. Day, and Marla R. Blackard, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Eleanor Nordon and Chris Petre.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m. at home of Violet Merritt. 2465 So. Newton St. Denver, Co.
Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next roomn. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the comer. All is well.
- Author Unknown