In Memory

Walt Meziere

Walt Meziere has died as a result of his fixed wing plane crash. Walt owned and flew PPCs and fixed wing aircraft from his  Rockin’ M Airport (formerly Taylor Airport) in Quinlan, TX. Several Barf members had attended his annual fly-ins and enjoyed his hospitality. He will be missed.  http://www.fox4news.com/story/29455268/small-plane-crashes-in-quinlan  http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2015/07/piper-pa-24-250-comanche-n6168p-fatal.html 

There will be a memorial service:

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR WALTER STEWART MEZIERE

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 5pm

Rockin ‘M Ranch Wedding Glade

Walt

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Bill Holmes  1961-2015

Bill Holmes has passed away. He was a former member of BARF and still active in Light Sport Aircraft. He apparently died in his trailer Saturday night at the Sun N Fun Fly In and Expo in Lakeland Florida.  Bill had obtained his Light Sport Repairman-Maintenance rating for Powered Parachutes as well as Airplane and Weight Shift and was an authorized Rotax repair station. He did repairs, maintenance, and annual/100 hour inspections on your ELSA/SLSA aircraft. His company, Born To Fly was at Huber Airport in Seguin TX. His wife Vanessa sewed chute bags, line socks and accessories for powered parachutes through his other business, Just Plane Stuff.

Bill was a friend of many members in BARF and will be missed.

Lowell.

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Scott Atkin Hughes

Last week we lost a good friend.  I met Scott through the BARF club.  He was always on.  He always had a smile on his face and a love for life.  From the beginning, he told me he knew he wouldn’t have a long life, but in that short life, he sure lived every minute.  Even when facing cancer and going through chemo, he was posting selfies on Facebook!This morning, as I was trying to think of something to write about Scott, I remembered one of his posts.  Why would I try to write something when Scott said it better than I ever could?  Farewell my friend, it won’t be the same without you.  I have tears in my eyes as I look at the photo of you waving…

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From Scott’s Facebook page:

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since my double lung transplant. I am so glad “Bubba”, my donor, signed the donor card in Oklahoma. Thinking back over the last 5 years Lisa, Bubba and I have put a lifetime into those years. Playing in the jungles of Panama, climbing the castles of Scotland, getting to know the Asian culture in South Korea or traveling the entire country from Ocean to Ocean has been just awesome.

But what stands out for me is waking up next to Lisa everyday, Lisa getting baptized, watching grand babies grow, watching my sons turn into men. Wow, I would have missed a lot if it weren’t for my donor Bubba. Thanks Bubba
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When I had my camera out, Scott was always ready to pose.  One minute he’d be flying next to me, the next he’d be spiriling down!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They say the dash between your dates is your life.  Scott’s life deserves a few dashes!
February 13, 1953 —– September 29, 2014
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Jim Howard

It is with deep regret that I pass along that Jim Howard passed away this morning around 10 AM. Jim has been suffering with cancer and his body gave up the fight this morning. I have no information on funeral arrangements at this time but will let everyone know when I have details. Please keep Anita and Jim’s family in your prayers.

A memorial service will be on Saturday at 1PM at

Memorial Funeral Home
208 E. Canton
Edinburg, TX phone 956-380-1416

Jim’s family asked that I please let all his flying friends know the arrangements. I am sorry that I do not have any further details at this time but will email with any additional information.

As we are sitting down for our Thanksgiving dinners, please remember to say a prayer for Jim’s family and take an extra moment to thank God for friends and family. We always said that Jim flew with an angel on his shoulder and now he is truly soaring with the angels.

Corinne Bailey

Click here for some photos of Jim.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/flynlow/sets/72157632088996522/