Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:43 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Many show compassionate care

The saying is, It takes a village to raise a child. We also believe it takes a village to care for our elders. We would like to especially thank the following people for the compassion, love, and care that they showed to Lawyer Spight in this last year of his life: Maggie Pilant and Ron Huffnagle who helped care for him in his home the last 10 months; Dr. Martha Cotten, his primary care physician for the last year and a half; Andy Haas, legal support and caring neighbor; Chris Bowden, hospital social services for moral support and invaluable assistance in finding care providers; Suzi Pullen, in-home care provider; Dr. Vicky Hodnick, for dentistry; the staff of the First National Bank and of Safeway, who kept us informed when he wandered so that we always got him home safely; Dr. Bill Bell, for his skill and support in the last month; Jerri Johnson, for connecting us with skilled and loving care providers in an incredibly short time; Alicia Muir and Mike Smyth for making it possible to have 24-hour care in his home the last two weeks; the Hospice of Homer volunteers, especially Sandy Miller who gives of herself so unstintingly; Dr. Weiss, the emergency room staff, and the nursing staff of South Peninsula Hospital for unflagging support and care during his last few days

To each and all of these, plus many others who helped Mr. Spight in small and big ways that are unknown to us, we say thank you. We could not have done our part without you.

Judy Mullikin, Zulay Lynn and Perry Lynn

Neighbors and guardians of Lawyer Spight