Gary Dean Lodge, 1970-2005
Gary Lodge is my son. He was my best friend. But other than that he was a great human being. He was funny, kind and a great listener. Some of his favorite things were camping, especially snow camping, astronomy, reading, coffee, his friends and family and having a small impact on our world. He loved the outdoors. Gary was also a writer. He had almost finished his first novel. He had written many short stories and some poetry. He thought poetry was the hardest. Gary was humble. I found after his passing that a great many of his friends found in him many of the same qualities that I did. For me to hear about the wonderful way that he helped, usually by listening, was comforting. I have always been very proud of him. I am glad that he was able to assist others and of the giving of himself. He felt that relationships are what we leave as a legacy. So do I.