7/15/2023 - Memorial for Suzie Bules (click here to leave a comment)

On the night before the memorial we had a buffet in Suzie's honor. It was hosted by Rigo and Ramon Ortega ("Moncho") in Fillmore. We had Philpino food, lots of hugs and tears. The next day we spent the morning resting up to prepare for the memorial service in Ventura at the Father Serra Cross Park, waaaay up on a hill overlooking the Ventura city and shoreline area. There were about 150 people there to remember Suzie and share stories about her life. This service was more than we could ask or think. The opening prayer was given by her godfather, Jesse, and the service was ended in prayer. Several friends shared moving encounters they shared with Suzie. Her brother and sister, Ken Bules and Rosie Bules, shared a window into their life together as brothers and sisters. Ken was able to share that he had become born again, and would pray with Suzie when she began to be anxious or depressed. That was a blessing to all of us and comforting to me. Her parents also shared at the end. That morning a boat took over a dozen close friends and relatives out past three miles into the Pacific Ocean. They tossed rose petals and her ashes. It was, of course, very emotional. So much pain. After the service there was delicious food served. It was a perfect SoCal day. The temperature was mild. the sky was clear blue. There was a gentle breeze. God was honored, Suzie was honored and the attendees were touched in their hearts. So many hugs. So much love. Thank You God for all You have accomplished, and will accomplish, in the life and death of Suzie Bules. Please care for her children, Dylan and Abbey, in the best way possible.


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