IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Berta Jean Sims
April 25, 1930 — August 4, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
Fresno Memorial Gardens
175 S. Cornelia Ave., Fresno, California
Husband: Bobby Gene Sims (deceased)
Daughter: Debra Cogburn
Son: Robert Sims (deceased)
Grandson: Bryan Cogburn
Grandson: Kyle Cogburn
Grandson: Bobby Sims
Grandson: Justin Sims
Great Granddaughter: Avery Cogburn
Great Granddaughter: Riley Cogburn
Great Grandson: Jacob Cogburn
THE ROSE STILL GROWS
by A. L. Frink
Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride.
It followed the light through the crevice’s length
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.
Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Valley Center For The Blind
3417 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno CA 93711