December 11, 2011 we lost our best friend, husband and grandfather, Kenneth Louden. We would like to publicly thank some special people that helped us during this difficult time in our lives.
First I would like to thank my son-in-law Jim McDonald and grandson Jacob McDonald for performing CPR on Ken until the first responders from Shepherdstown VFD could take over. The fine young responders did everything they could do to help Ken on the way to the hospital. The ER doctor that also tried to revive Ken. The special nurse Theresa that was a great comfort to the whole family during our loss.
Brown Funeral Home did a wonderful job in fulfilling or wishes for Ken's final send off. Pleasant View Memory Gardens for preparing the final resting place for Ken's body.
Ken was a proud veteran and served his country for thirty-nine years. We were very pleased to have the 167th Base Honor Guard perform the Military graveside burial serves.
The people that pulled over as the hearse passed-God bless you, especially the guy in the white vehicle wearing the green safety vest that blocked the turn lane on the Baker Heights road and saluted Ken as we passed.
The people that didn't pull over, shame on you. Some day you will be riding behind the hearse and know what it feels like to be disrespected. If you don't respect the dead how can you be expected to respect the living.
Good-bye old cowboy. We will miss you until we see you again some day in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.