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Thoughts and Prayers for IBD and family

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by kurt, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. kurt

    kurt Admin Staff Member

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    Our hearts are sad, and our thoughts and prayers are with our good friend InletBchDweller (IBD) and her family. Her mother, Wanda Irby, and sister, Deborah Irby, along with friends Roxanne Costello, her husband Barry DeLong, and pilot John Johnson lost their lives in a small plane crash 20 miles south of Chipley, Florida this morning. No one else was aboard.

    All four were residents of Seacrest Beach. They were in route from Destin to the Bahamas to meet Deborah's husband at their home there when bad weather is believed to have caused the tragic accident.

    The SoWal community is already coming together and working to do whatever we can for IBD and her family during this sad time.
     
  2. Indigo Jill

    Indigo Jill Beach Fanatic

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    I had heard "rumors" about this earlier today and am sad to hear the confirmation. My thoughts are with IBD, the Costello family and Johnson family.
     
  3. Paula

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    This is so very sad. My heart and prayers go to IBD and her family during this most difficult time. Unimaginable, for sure. When you know where services will be, please post it so that those of us who want to remember IBD and her family at this sad time can do so.
     
  4. Mermaid

    Mermaid picky

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    My heart breaks for all of them. Our sincerest condolences.
     
  5. iwishiwasthere

    iwishiwasthere Beach Fanatic

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    Kurt, Thank you for sharing the sad news.

    IDB...Words do not adequately express my sadness for you and your family. I am so sorry about your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide you comfort during this time.
     
  6. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    :shock::( I had just heard about Deborah and her mom, but I had no idea about Roxanne and John. The news is just heart-breaking.
     
  7. Teresa

    Teresa Moderator Staff Member

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    Rebecca (IBD), Jdarg and I (and kids) had just left the movies this afternoon when she got the phone call. Jenny spent time with her this afternoon. We know many of you will want to help the IBD family with your caring support.

    We'll try to keep all of IBD's SoWal friends informed of events. She knows we are making this announcement. She will need all of our prayers and support in the days and weeks to come.

    Much love to IBD, Mr IBD, and Little IBD... :wub:
     
  8. Allifunn

    Allifunn FunnChef - AlisonCooks.com

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    My heart and my soul is crying for dear IBD and family. I love you girl. You are ever in my thoughts.
     
  9. dbuck

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    I am so very sorry, words seem so inadequate. Keep us posted and if there is anything that we can do as a SoWal board community, please let us know. I will keep IBD and her family in my prayers.
     
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    GoodWitch58 Beach Fanatic

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    I am so sad...to lose friends and colleagues like this -- it is tragic. My thoughts are with the families. I have such fond memories of working with them. Life is so very fragile.....
     
  11. Miss Kitty

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    Dear IBD and family...I hope you can feel the warm embrace of your sowal family. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you and I want you to know my prayers are with you. God Bless you all.
     
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    Cork On the Ocean directionally challenged

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    Rebecca, my heart is breaking for you sweetie. As I said earlier, if there is ANYTHING at all that I can do, just let me know. I am so lucky to know both you and Deb. Your mom raised such beautiful daughters. You know I'll be overseas for the service but my heart and love will be with you, Les and your family. :wub:

    Thanks Jdarg and toots for being there for her and I know that her sowal family will help get her through this.

    Sorry I'm not there to hold you right now sweet IBD :( but I'm there if you need me for anything.
     
  13. pgurney

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    How very sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, IBD.
     
  14. Ocean Lover

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    IBD,
    I am so so sorry. I really don't have any words. Just know that I am praying for you and your family. I'm glad you were with friends when you got the news. May God comfort you in the hours, days and weeks to come.


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    Such a hard thing on all of you Rebecca, just know that we all love you. You, Les and especially little IBD are in our thoughts and prayers
     
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    :( This is such a sad thing! I'm so sorry for IBD. My thoughts are with her and her family.
     
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    IBD, Mr.IBD and little IBD. I am so sad for you for your losses that words can not express. Just know that you are in my prayers and thoughts and here for you.
     
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    My prayers will be for you, your family and friends. I am so sorry for this tragedy in your lives. May God be with all of you.
     
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    IBD I don't know what to say that hasn't been said. I am heartbroken for you and your family. What a loss for you and the SoWal community. :( :( You are in my prayers.
     
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    IBD, Little IBD, and Mr. IBD,

    From my entire family, we extend our hearts, our love and our compassion to all of you. You will be in our thoughts, our prayers, and our hearts. I know words are not a lot at this point in time. But please know you and your family are so very loved by each and everyone of us.
     

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