IN LOVING MEMORY OF
Barbara H. Allison
January 11, 1935 — June 10, 2017
Belmont Memorial Park
201 N. Teilman, Fresno, California
Husband: Roger C. Allison
Daughter: Karen Harley
Daughter: Kirsten Shurtliff
Son: James L. Allison
Granddaughter: Alyson C. Harley (deceased)
Grandson: Bryan J. Harley
Granddaughter: Erika A. Harley
Grandson: Evan M. Harley
Granddaughter: Melissa C. Harley
Granddaughter: Kamaryn A. Shurtliff
Grandson: Hunter S. Shurtliff
Grandson: Joshua Allison
Grandson: Jacob Allison
Grandson: Preston Allison
One night a man had a dream.
He dreamed he was walking
Along the beach with the Lord.
Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
From each scene,
He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to him,
And the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of his life
Flashed before him,
He looked back at the footprints in the sand.
He noticed that many times
Along the path of his life
There was only one set of footprints.
He also noticed that it happened at the
Very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him
And he questioned the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said
That once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during
The most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why
When I needed you most
You would leave me.”
The Lord replied,
“My precious, precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
When you see only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”
WE SIMPLY SAY, "GOOD-BYE"
We say it for an hour or for years,
We say it smiling, say it choked with tears;
We say it coldly, say it with a kiss;
And yet we have no other word than this,
We have no dearer word for our heart's friend,
For her who journeys to the world's far end,
And sears our soul with going; this we say,
As unto her who steps but o'er the way -