I arrived in Chile at 7:30am (Chile time - 2 hours ahead - at this time of the year - of Mountain Time). Flavia picked me up at the Santiago airport and drove us to Renaca, on the coast just north of Vina del Mar. We got a room at ****, enjoyed our love, then took a 4 hour nap (I didn't sleep much on the plane and Flavia was up to 3am). Then we had a bite to eat and strolled along the beach until sunset. Tomorrow Flavia resumes helping her parents and I go back to work, out of Sun's Santiago office.Fri, 23 Apr 2004
This week was hard. Arranging my dad's funeral then speaking at it last Monday. I sat around with my mom and sisters remembering fun and good things about my dad. That's what I spoke about. I was a pallbearer along with my son, Julian, 3 other grandsons and 1 great-grandson. The rest of the week I worked with my sisters (especially Valerie) and my mom, settling dad's affairs: life insurance, health insurance, assets, etc.
Flavia is in Chile. She's been there for 5 weeks helping her mom with her step-dad, who just had hip-replacement surgery. She wanted to come back for my dad's funeral but my mom asked her to best honor my dad by staying in Chile and continuing to help her parents. I have been schedule to go to Chile too (working out of Sun's Santiago office). I was going to delay or cancel my trip but my sister Valerie arranged to stay an extra week (from Iowa) so it looks like I'll leave for Chile tomorrow.Sun, 18 Apr 2004
My dad wrote his own obituary in March 2001, the month before he had open heart surgery to replace a valve:
Venice was born in Centerville, Utah to Willard G. and Annie Call Carr. He was the eighth of ten children. He was raised around Carr Printing Company, the family business. He experienced printing from handsetting of type to hot metal casting of type on the Ludlow and the Linotype, thru to making printing plates on the PhotoLathe and the Dupont Dycril system. Then came photo-lithography and to the first electronic printing system in Utah. Venice served as manager of Carr Printing, Co. and in all officer positions including president of Utah Printing Industry, Utah Printing Industry Credit Union and Printing House Craftsmen of Utah. Venice established Carr Stationary as an addition to Carr Printing Company. Venice enlisted and served four years in the Army Signal Corps, which included seven months in the Arctic on Baffin Island and in Guam, Okinawa and Tokyo at the end of World War II. Venice was a charter member of the Bountiful Jeep Posse and member of Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Bountiful Businessmens Association. He was the first male PTA President in Davis County. Venice married Audrey Deane Burke in Philadelphia on September 20, 1945. He and Audrey loved ballroom dancing. They both received their Ruby Trophy from the Veloz and Yolanda dance studio in San Francisco in 1957. Venice's lifetime hobbies have been photography and now includes computers. He is a member of the LDS Church. He is survived by his wife, four children, Valerie (step-daughter), Georgia, Harold and Peggy and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Venice passed away due to complications from a fall. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 19, 2004 at 12:00 noon at the Bountiful 2nd Ward Chapel, 600 South 200 East. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. E-mail condolences to: firstname.lastname@example.org.