Celebrating the Life of JD Donovan - Shared screen with speaker view
Karolina Gage
I love that picture of JD. Captures her personality with her smile.
Delores Rogers
Always a love...
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GatheringUs is the place where communities gather to support each other and remember their loved one. The audio for all guests has been muted. For those on video, there are 2 view options, Speaker and Gallery. The Speaker is the main view and your screen will default to this view each time there is a new presenter. You can switch to the Gallery view by pressing on “gallery” on the top right hand corner of your screen. If you or anyone you know has any technical difficulties during the event please contact our technical support team by calling or texting: 240-608-6037. Please note that this event is being recorded.
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At this time, we open the space for guests here today to share a memory. This can be a story or memory that makes you smile or is special to you. If we were all together today this would be like raising your hand and passing the microphone around the room. So if you would like to publically share please raise your hand. There are two ways to raise your hand. First is to use the raise your hand feature in Zoom. To do this click on participants and then the raise hand icon is in the bottom left of the participants panel. Or, we invite you to can do this the old fashion way and wave your hand in the video, our staff will call on you by name and ask you to unmute your microphone. You can also share here, in the chat.
Laura Ibsen
Sending the Love <3 to you Mel and community members. JD will forever rest in our hearts and soul. Meeting you both brought life into our lives. Love is LOVE!!! Another favorite memory, MEL Chica Bonita, remember your first SOCO pride? Yeah, that was my favorite time with you two. We danced, took fun pictures and we were so silly. Mel, Amanda and I are here for you. We are your community. Much LOVE ~Lau <3
Speaker - Mel Thompson
Lau - I remember it like it was yesterday. Thank you to you and Amanda for being a part of our journey x
I will always remember the great times we had in high school and through our young adult lives. We laughed a lot! and hung out at the beach smoking a ton of pot! Skiing and skating our way through the years. RIP my friend. Until we meet again.
No one ever left out. She was the COMMUNITY!!!
Laura Ibsen
This is my favorite picture I TOOK OF jd
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Thank you all for sharing today and please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for JD Donovan - located here: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/jd-donovan/4566
Karolina Gage
I met JD about 2 yrs ago through Grace. What stands out to me most was her generosity! I loved how she would lower the prices as time went by for Women's Weekend and just let people in. :) It made me laugh and I really got to like her. She was such a social butterfly and just a lot of fun to be around. I could also see the love and commitment between her and Mel and always admired their love.
Speaker - Polly Stenger
Beach Bum
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Thank you all for sharing today and please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for JD Donovan - located here: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/jd-donovan/4566
Gina, were you with us when we went to Mammatho and hiked to hotsprings when we all got naked with strangers?
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Thank you for attending JD Donovan's Memorial. Please continue to share your memories on the GatheringUs memorial for JD. Please enjoy a last moment of reflection with JD’s family before we close the room in just a few minutes.
I love you Ranger Jenny!!!
Speaker - Mel Thompson
Thank you all for coming today
Christopher Kren-Mora
Love You Mel!!!
Laura Ibsen
Thank you for sharing this with us. You are an amaziing human being!
Speaker - Mel Thompson
Love you all x
Nikki C
We love you Mel! We are here for you always.
I invited JD to a wedding without asking the brides, turns out one of the brides is now my current wife. So many memories of JD
Nikolas P
Stay strong everyone, this is how JD wants us to be. STRONG!
Amanda’s iPad
my beautiful daughter, I love. you so much.Mommie
There will never be a better person than JD
Speaker - Polly Stenger
Forever in heart Jenny
Speaker - Mel Thompson
Gone but never forgotten 143-224 JD
Touched each and everyone of us
Speaker - Kelly McCague
Bye bye Sunflower Jenny, until we meet again!!!
Having one for JD now