Posted on November 9, 2017
I have received some great pictures of Stan over the past 6 days. Ryan Weber (LPHS 97-99) sent me this one a few days ago. When I opened it, I laughed and thought “what a classic picture”. For some reason, I kept opening it back up throughout the day and night looking at it. I think this picture really shows what a true leader Stan was. We all tell our guys every fire season to be a “student of fire” and Stan was truly that. Stan surrounded himself with greatness. His best friends are some of the best Superintendents ever and if you don’t know Allison, she is the sweetest most gorgeous person inside and out! Stan wanted to do everything well. Stan didn’t care what other people thought. He was always reading, learning, improving himself and those around him. He was a smart man. He set the example. He “raised” a lot of us and taught most of us.
There will be a celebration of life held for Stan in December. Allison is working out the details and soon as she figures things out, we will let all of you know what the plan is.
I have set up a Meal Train for Allison and Shane. So many of you have asked how else you can help; here is way!!
Please forward this to anyone you think would want to help. The last thing Allison needs to worry about right now is what to make for dinner. I ask that we allow Shane and Allison the space to grieve. Obviously, we all want to be there right now, but we don't want to overwhelm the family while they sort out their greatest needs. However, please don't be afraid to offer anything you can think of, be it dog walking, gardening, picking up dog poop, housekeeping, etc., and I'll make sure the message gets to Allison.
It's hard to ask for help when so much is happening at once, as friends we can offer what's needed without any fuss.
Want to help but don't live in the area? No problem! Email or text me at [email protected] or 805-746-7073 and I'll give you a list of delivery restaurants near the house. Don't cook? No problem, just stop at Vons on the way and pick up a roasted chicken and a salad, drop it in the cooler with a note and you're done! Dinner isn't the only option either. Please feel free to drop off muffins or banana bread for a breakfast treat! Feel free to contact me if you would have any questions!
Please continue to help show this amazing family how much love and support they have!