People were arriving and familiar faces were everywhere.
The girls had done a beautiful job with everything. I loved all of the pictures displayed for everyone as they went out to find a seat.
The programs were really nicely done too.
Here is a link to his Obituary.
The Pipkin boys and Brother Bryant.
Joe and his Pipkin boys.
Noah and Caleb.
Dad with Uncle Dave Angulo
Marissa and Uncle Lee.
Emma Jones and Martha Hoops keeping shady.
Katie and Marrisa as the memorial was about to begin. It was at this moment they started to make fun of my for all of the pictures that I was taking. I asked them if they had anything to record the ceremony, and they both laughed at me.
Allan’s ashes are in that box.
Everyone milling around. We had to get out extra chairs and move chairs into the shade for old people.
The Fab Four as Aunt Sue called them. Thanking everyone for coming and announcing the program.
Milton Zinn gave the opening Prayer. Just to be clear, he wasn’t praying when I took this picture. He got up and folded his arms and said a few words before he prayed, and that is when I took the picture. But he of course blinked.
Dad stood first and gave a funny, touching, honest, and beautiful eulogy for Allan.
To Those I Love And Those Who Love Me
Then Marissa. She moved the flowers “so I can see my uncle Marc.”
It meant a lot that Jordan Morita played for her.
She sang dream a little dream.
Katie spent what must have been many many hours going through pictures and videos making a video memorial of Uncle Allan. We saw her and Aunt Sue at Vons the day before and saw the car full of photo albums and videos that we combed through to make this amazing tribute to Allan. The room was full of laughter and tears as we all enjoyed this lovely photographic memorial to his full life.
Dad – i love you – Large 1 from Allison Hite on Vimeo.
I took some screen shots of some of my favorite pictures.
The Ralph and June Pipkin Family.
Allan and Dad in the Back.
Grandpa Pipkin, Grandma June and Aunt Kathy up front.
Allan and Dad.
Allan and Dad.
I love my dad’s pose here.
My mom and Cameron with Allan and Aunt Sue.
Top Row: Allan, Susan, Grandma June, Christian, Dad, Cam, Maryn, Mom
Bottom: Steve, Kathy, Cord, Grandpa, Spencer, Ann, and Lee.
Top: IDK, Kathy, Amanda, Patrick, Steve, Dad, Brandon, Mom, Spencer, Allan.
Bottom: Joe, Marissa, Cord, Maryn, Cameron, Me, Marissa.
Dad, Grandpa, Allan, Kathy.
Uncle Allan and the VW Van. Both Allan’s Family and Aunt Kathy’s family had one of these vans. It was pre suburban days. Pre mini vans. This was the way to cart your over sized family around in style.
Dad, Grandpa, Allan, Steve. With Grandpa and his dune buggy at Glamis. We went out a few times when I was little, but we stopped. I think it was just too hard with little kids.
This was from a video at the Pipkin’s house. Uncle Allan was singing, “The Time of My Life,” and holding Katie up as she looked at herself in the mirror. It was so sweet.
Look at these teens.
Boatwright zebra cakes! We had them for years at every family birthday party!
We were not there that night, but it was crazy, I had forgotten about the Dan years.
Big Al’s Christmas Tree Lot! We spent a few Christmas’s selling Christmas trees. It was really fun.
Uncle Allan seemed to be a pro of sleeping with a baby on top of him.
One taken near the end. This one breaks my heart.
After the video, there was lots of time to talk to people.
Loretta Pipkin and my dad.
Denise Morita Family.
Chatting with old neighbors.
These guys wouldn’t look at the camera for me.
Jeff finally got Brandon to be serious.