of Christian Burial for
Karolyn M. Boettcher
April 17th, 2003
Karolyn M. Boettcher, age 65, was taken from us on November
22, 2002 after a courageous battle with cancer.
December 2, 2002, cherished friends and family gathered for
a Memorial Service to celebrate Karolyn's shining life.
And now the family of Karolyn Boettcher wishes
to announce her Mass of Christian Burial at our nationís most
hallowed grounds, Arlington National Cemetery in Washington,
D.C., on April 17, 2003.
The ceremony will proceed according to Navy
Protocol, with a half hour Chapel Service followed by transport
to gravesite and a ten-minute Committal Ceremony there. All
those interested in attending are advised to meet at the Ft.
Myer Chapel on the west side of Arlington National Cemetery
at 10:30 AM. Please click here for more
Our thanks to all of you who came to share
our burden of grief and celebrate our motherís life in December.
In April, as then, we wish to emphasize the triumph that was
her life and our dedication to continuing our lives according
to the values she held most dear. Dedicated to life even in
death, Karolyn set the example by offering her tissues for scientific
research at one of America's top cancer research centers - she
hoped that the tragedy of her illness could be prevented for
others in the future.
April is a time of rebirth, so the ceremony
is timed to coincide with the emergence of the Cherry Blossoms
in Washington, DC. April 17th is Holy Thursday, the Last Supper,
when Jesus' tried and true friends gathered to show him their
loyalty and break bread for the last time. It's also the day
where he gave marching orders for the future: "love one
another; even as I have loved you". All are welcome to
join us in spirit or presence at Arlington, a place of dignity
and permanence for a woman who exuded warmth, class and humor.