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1 Hospice Hospice of Yuma of Yuma Hospice Matters Vol XLIII Issue 3 Fall 2015 Hospice of Yuma A Day in the Life of a Social Worker Welcomes New Chaplain By Liz Lopez Counselor. Teacher.Volunteer. I dont know how you can do this is what I often hear from These are three patients, families, and caregivers. As a hospice social worker, words that describe I have replied day in and day out that this job is immensely Daphna McKnight. rewarding to me. Hospice care goes beyond just treatment She can add another of physical symptoms. Hospice care is also about meeting word to that list - the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of those Hospice of Yuma facing a terminal illness. It is sad to see that the Chaplain. transition to hospice care is often late, meaning Daphna is from all over. She has lived our hospice team couldnt provide all the services in 10 different states and in Poland, where and benefits hospice of Yuma has to offer sooner to she was a Peace Corps Volunteer and taught those who suffer from a life-limiting illness. at a teachers training college. Of her seven years in Poland, she says her most rewarding I have to say that one of the greatest rewards I have working as a hospice moment was when one of her students social worker is being given the privilege and trust by patients and families of told her, Now I dont have to emigrate to being part of their end-of-life journey. Many patients and families affected by a England to teach because I want to stay terminal illness may have concerns about finances, advance directives, funeral and teach in my own country. Her most arrangements, caregiving, housing, and/or employment; being able to relieve bewildering moments: conquering social some of these burdens by providing education on community resources and norms in a different country. Polite for an advocating with community agencies to meet the needs of my patients and their American might be rude for a Polish person families is fulfilling. and vice versa. Daphna and her husband came to Yuma to Discussing end-of-life wishes can be a sensitive topic for some, especially when experience a new place. She went through the patients wishes do not match those of their family members. I still remember the 13-month Chaplain Residency Program a conversation I had with one of my patients as if it were yesterday. His wish at Yuma Regional Medical Center, which was to allow nature to take its course and allow his death to be as natural as complemented her experience as an ordained possible without the interventions of any heroic measures. At his 23 years of minister and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies. age, this was something his mother was not prepared to hear, much less discuss. She also continues her role as an educator; His mother was angry and questioned why this was happening to her son. Her she teaches one course each semester at anger was stealing an opportunity for growth in her sons last final days of life. University of the West in Los Angeles for the There were so many things I wanted to say to this mother to bring just a tiny Masters Divinity Program. bit of comfort but what I offered instead was my presence, a gentle touch, and an opportunity for her to voice the array of emotions she was experiencing at With her vast knowledge and experience, what does she hope to accomplish at Hospice losing her only child. At the end of our visit the mother said to me, Thank you of Yuma? In three words, spiritual and for your patience but most of all for your calming presence. At times, it can emotional support - the and doesnt count, be very easy to judge or question patient and/or family members decisions or she said with a smile. Theres something their ways of dealing with end-of-life issues, especially when death is imminent. about creating a sacred space with an My task is not to rush patients or families into accepting what they are not individual or family. Its an honor that they mentally, emotionally, or spiritually prepared to do, but to simply respond with let me into their family during a time of compassion and understand how they make sense of their own way of coping. crisis and let me do what I can to help them. (continued on page 7)

2 Directors Corner A Message From Executive Director John Williams One Conversation Can Make All the Difference Most people have heard of the word hospice. However, many dont fully understand the value of hospice care, especially how beneficial it can be long before the last few days of life. Why? Because they Did You Know? simply have not talked about it. Our society wants positive end-of-life experiences like the stories that we see played out in the movies. Yet, the statistics mentioned to the right show a significant gap between what people say they want and what they actually experience. The answer to why this happens is simple. We are reluctant to talk about end-of-life. Often, we wait for our physicians to tell us were nearing end-of- life. Our physicians in turn wait for us to show some sign that were ready to hear the news, knowing that if they have the conversation 60% of people say that making too early, family members will berate them for bringing up the topic. sure their family is not burdened Adult children are reluctant to broach the subject with mom and dad, by tough decisions is extremely and vice versa. Unfortunately, all this hesitation and waiting results in important; HOWEVER, 56% have seeking hospice care when we are right in the middle of a health crisis not communicated their end-of-life and potentially, an end-of-life experience that falls short of a peaceful wishes to their family members. life-through-death experience. The answer to this is equally as simple but can be hard for us to start. We must begin to have honest and caring 70% of those surveyed say they conversations about the end-of-life before we actually reach the end- prefer to die at home; HOWEVER, of-life. Through these conversations, we can become stronger within 70% of the population die in a ourselves and closer to those we love as we face the fact that we will all hospital, nursing home, or long- die at some point in our lives. We can be more confident that we know term-care facility. and will honor the end-of-life wishes of our loved ones. 80% say that if seriously ill, I am happy to point to a newer online resource offered to assist us in they would want to talk to their starting the conversation. Simply go to http://theconversationproject. doctor about end-of-life care; org and click on the starter kit and review the information. The starter HOWEVER, only 7% report kit is also offered in Spanish and we will reference it on our web page having had an end-of-life at www.hospiceofyuma.com under the Links tab. Take the opportunity conversation with their doctor. to begin having the end-of-life conversation now. I know it will take time to change the way we currently approach end-of-life care and 82% of people say its important the conversations that are so important to have. As Yumas non-profit to put their wishes in writing; hospice, we want to create more awareness around the value of earlier HOWEVER, only 23% have end-of-life planning conversations. Our hope going forward is that we actually done it. can narrow the divide between what patients and families say they want SOURCE: and what they actually experience. The Conversation Project 2 Fall 2015

3 Planned Giving By Alysia Munoz Legacy Partner Program Made Easy Did you know that you can now sign someone and make sure to leave the care for a patient. As a Legacy Partner, up online to become a Legacy Partner? tributes information (or their family you allow us the ability to cover the If not, let me take you through our members) so we can be sure to send cost of needed medical equipment, easy steps on signing up online today. them a notification. Once youre done, medical supplies, and pain medications Visit www.hospiceofyuma.com and you will receive an email confirming while providing compassionate care click on our Legacy Partner Program your donation for tax purposes. with a full-time physician, registered tab. Once there, click I want to be nurses, bereavement resources, social a Legacy Partner and pick from By becoming a Legacy Partner, you workers, chaplains, certified nursing any level of your choice. As a donor, have the ability to help assist Hospice assistants and other medical staff. For you have the option to choose the of Yuma to accomplish our mission a patient and family with no insurance frequency of your giving (monthly, of caring for the terminally ill in our or ability to pay for care, your gift as quarterly, yearly or one-time) as well community. The minimum donation a Legacy Partner means continued as when to start and end donations. to become a Hospice of Yuma Legacy care and support when they need it the Choose from our tribute types in Partner is $150 which currently is our most. honor, memory, or in celebration of average cost of one day of hospice Honoring Our Heroes in. Thats not lip service, thats the on our service. You might choose to truth. We have been able to fulfill our honor your parents for the support mission for nearly 34 years in large system theyve been in your life, a part because of memorial gifts and we long-time friend who has been your couldnt be more thankful. But what sidekick and secret-keeper for years, ever happened to the honorarium? a cherished spouse, or the military What happened to letting a person family member or friend who served who is still with us know that youre our country. Lets make National Theres a world of difference between thinking of them; that you want to Hospice Month one for the records and the words in memory of and in celebrate them; that they matter to bring back the tradition of honoring honor of. Sometimes, we find that you? the people in our lives who matter. people give in honor of someone who has passed when what they really We think its time to take a moment to mean is in memory. Hospice of honor our loved ones and heroes. For For Your Convenience Yuma receives many gifts in memory one month the month of November, of people who have been on our which is National Hospice Month, If you would like Hospice of Yuma donation and coincidentally the month of both envelopes, we have them available for pick- service, as well as many who formed up or mailing. You can either visit us at the part of our community. Our readers Thanksgiving and Veterans Day office, or you can contact us and wed be may be surprised by how much those wed like to encourage others (and happy to mail some to you. Its nice to have ourselves) to honor those members them on hand when sending in memorial/ gifts help our organization continue honorarium gifts. the work we do and allow us to forge of our biological and chosen families ahead with the mission we believe with a gift that will ultimately help another family, namely those families Fall 2015 3

4 Thrift Shop News By Dorothy Toney, Thrift Shop Manager How Do They Do That? A Behind the Scenes Look at What Makes Our Thrift Shop Fantastic Our Muscle TeamJohn & Fawn Dottie in Action Chief Decorator & Display Diva Linda Donations are dropped off by the And Yes! We do clean the upholstery The creative displays and expert donors or picked up by our awesome when needed! staging makes our furniture pick-up team on a daily basis. showroom sparkle with excitement! Master Steamer Martha Our Clean Queen Mirella Although we dont wash everything, All furniture is cleaned and clothing is laundered if necessary. polished and minor repairs are However, all clothing is ironed before Team work and dedication makes done if needed. being placed on the sales floor. our Thrift Shop Fantastic Winter Hours Start Summer Hours: The Hospice of Yuma Thrift Shop is in need of some new Monday Friday volunteers to assist with donation pick-ups as well as other November 2nd, 2015 positions in the store. 9a.m. 2p.m. Saturday If you would like to help us out please call for more information 9a.m. 1p.m. (928) 782-9593. Ask for Dorothy Toney. 4 Fall 2015

5 Patient Stories By Antonia Van Kampen The End Isnt Always the End My story begins five years ago this have metastasized into the bones. The relieved him of the horrific pain he had coming November, when the love of results confirmed the cause of the pain. experienced for several months before my life joined Hospice of Yuma for He suffered through radiation and pain joining Hospice of Yuma. Looking his final days. His illness progressed so excruciating that he could not stand back, I wish we had joined Hospice of to the point that he knew it was time to be touched. I remember standing in Yuma months earlier, just to relieve to call the family back home and the hallway to our bedroom, praying to him of the pain, and to help me with prepare for his final days with help God to take him home so that he could his care. from the hospice nurses and staff. My be relieved of his pain. When the staff husband was quite a bit older than me, He started the final process of his and we discussed all those important journey to his Savior just after things a husband and wife discuss if midnight on November 12th. It was given this precious time before death. a long day; our children had already We talked about how my life would planned their return trips home (only change in the near future and how I to return the following week for his would continue on my own. From that memorial service). His brother rushed point on, it seemed natural for some to be by his side, and all the family of our discussion to center on the surrounded him when he gave his final changes that might occur in my life. I breath that evening. He died peacefully had mentioned how I did not want to on November 12, 2010. The memorial continue in my current position as a service, held at Price of Peace Lutheran bookstore manager for the rest of my at the oncology center recommended Church, overflowed working years. Since I had nursed him Hospice of Yuma, I concurred, with family and through many events over the previous knowing their reputation. friends from near years, I mentioned to him that I wanted and far. to go back to school to become a My husband only spent twelve days nurse and he understood my desire to in hospice care, but those days were complete my education. filled with loving family time right to the end. He was completely with In August, he was completing a task us until his last day. He laughed, outside and missed the bottom step of joked, reminisced, had a haircut, and the ladder; he landed on his back on the even planned his memorial service concrete. Assuming his pain resulted before he died. He could not have from the fall, we sought medical experienced all of this with the pain attention for his pain. His initial he was enduring during the previous diagnosis was prostate cancer, and he months. Hospice of Yuma was underwent a urostomy and colostomy. responsible for his comfort and All the pain medication from the fall his ability to share his thoughts, started to cause constipation, so we feelings, and his love with us over scheduled an appointment with his those past few days. Everyone doctor at the Mayo Clinic. Our nurse that was important in his life came Ike and Antonia Van Kampen practitioner in Yuma called the Mayo through the front door, and he was Clinic and asked to schedule a bone able to spend time with each person scan on the hunch that the cancer might in a special way. The medication and services that hospice provided (continued on page 7) Fall 2015 5

6 Options The Navigator Our focus and goal in putting together Moving Forward the newsletter is to help our readers By Rosie Pea and community navigate through the information, questions, and apprehensions about what hospice Why a hummingbird? Its a question I asked myself when I first started is and does. Many times we find that working here a couple of years ago. I made the mistake of calling it a people have a lot of misconceptions of dove to a co-worker once. Needless to say, my ignorance was rewarded what it is we do and the kind of services with a withering glare. (Ok, it wasnt that bad but Im being dramatic for we provide. Our hope with the newsletter entertainment purposes.) But if you really think about it, a symbol that is to educate our readership and provide is commonly used to depict peace, health, and well-being is the dove. resources to needed information. So as a hospice, an organization that wants to be known for those very qualities, why would we choose the hummingbird and not the dove? The Journey It might sound clich, but life is a journey. Ive done my research, and dear reader, I now know why the That doesnt stop because a person hummingbird is the best possible representation we could have as a is benefiting from hospice services; healthcare agency. Hummingbirds are beautiful, true, but dont let that the journey simply continues. We beauty deceive you. They are tireless and energetic. They are focused, specialize in end-of-life, but we always persistent, and determined. Our staff both clinical and administrative emphasize that we are helping people share those qualities. We are available to our patients 24 hours a day/7 live comfortably and with dignity. We days a week to make sure that those people under our care and their form part of our patients journey, and are families all experience a high level of professionalism and quality care, privileged to do so. but not only that. We provide compassion. Dignity. Personal Investment. We feel every case on a personal level and therefore, we make it our The Messenger responsibility that each family gets our very best. Our newsletter serves as an ongoing message. It tells you who we are as an Hummingbirds are often thought to be flying backwards, but the agency. It lets you know whats going on opposite is true. Its forward motion all the way, and whats more, in the community. It informs you as to hummingbirds move in a poetic figure eight pattern, which could also whats going on in healthcare as pertains be seen as an infinity motion. Now, speaking to that forward and infinite to hospice and palliative care services. It motion, were taking some steps forward here at Hospice of Yuma, serves a lot of purposes and functions to home of the hummingbird staff. As you can see from this issue, we have keep you in the loop with the happenings a new look and feel to the newsletter. We are moving forward as an at Hospice of Yuma. organization in ways that will benefit our readers, patients and families, and community. With this purpose in mind, we will also be unveiling Keep it Hospice Matters a new website by the end of this year that will be more interactive, Perhaps you dont want the title to updated, and informational. We want the community we serve to feel change, in which case, this would be like they are part of what is happening at Hospice of Yuma because they your choice. are such an important component in what we do. Write in Option One big step were hoping to take together, with you, is the renaming Trying to find a new name is hard work! of the newsletter. Weve come up with a few options for you to look at, Harder than we expected, actually. We and we hope you will let us know your feelings about a newsletter that came up with a few options but perhaps we feel is as much yours as it is ours. Once you have made your choice, you have something better. Wed love please mail back the form and let your voices be heard. You can also to hear suggestions in case youre not email your choice to [email protected] We cant wait to convinced with the ones weve provided. hear from you! 6 Fall 2015

7 Patient Stories Life of a Social Worker (Continued from page 5) (Continued from page 1) I started the transition of living alone by immersing myself in my After many hours spent building trust education. Classes such as Chemistry and Anatomy & Physiology with this mother, she finally allowed were tough, but they kept my mind busy, which enabled me to herself the opportunity to have a progress through the grieving process. I worked my 40-hour-a-week meaningful conversation with her son. job and managed to complete all the prerequisites for the nursing Being able to support her emotionally program. Dealing with the silence in the house was hard, so I decided and psychologically through the to adopt Ika, a sweet little dog from our local humane society. process of her sons illness was extremely rewarding for me. In January of 2013, I learned that Id been accepted into the nursing program. During that first semester, word came that my father was I have been a social worker at Hospice in the hospital with a severe UTI. He never fully recovered from the of Yuma for 8 years and many of event; he became weaker and lost his appetite. I drove to Oregon my patients and families might not during Spring Break to see him and my mother. That was the last time know how their presence in my life I saw him. He died on May 8, 2013, two days before I could make it has touched me in such a way that it back to Oregon. has allowed me to grow professionally and personally. There have been Those were the roughest years of my life: losing my husband, and then a lot of tears and a lot of laughter. my father, while putting so much time and effort into my education. It Constantly dealing with impending was the first time in my life that I can honestly say I was emotionally death of a patient has been one of the exhausted. That type of exhaustion can bring on depression and lack most difficult tasks for me, especially of desire to do anything. But as one life ends, another begins. My when building a long-time relationship twin granddaughters were born just before my father passed. I was with my patients and their families. I able to spend a month helping the family with the care of the two hold a strong faith and this is how I newest arrivals and their siblings. This helped to calm my mind and have learned to cope during the loss strengthen my resolve to get on with my life. of my patients. I pray for them and for their loved ones. I am proud to Conclusion of Antonias story in the Winter Issue say that I work at Hospice of Yuma because I work with gifted, trained, 7,000 and counting! and compassionate professionals who serve one purpose, and that is to Thank you to all those who rose to our Like Campaign allow patients to have a peaceful and challenge and helped us reach 7,000 likes. dignified death. Were well on our way to 8,000 now! National Hospice Month During the month of November participating car dealerships will donate $25.00 to Hospice of Yuma for every new vehicle sold! ZAMORA Chretins Restaurant Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:00 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fall 2015 7

8 Community Support & Information Synergy HomeCare of Yuma AMVETS Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary Corporate Benefactor Legacy Partner Pictured is Hospice of Yumas Executive Director John Pictured from Left to Right: Williams accepting a check for $568.00 from Gail Casey McMenamin, Jeannette Zumaya, Zee Curtis, Melissa Dunn, Schwartz, President of the Ladies Auxiliary. Hospice of Yumas Executive Director John Williams, and Hospice of Yumas Patient Navigator Bill Bowdich Casa Sierra Vista Residents Made bibs for Hospice of Yuma Bereavement Support Groups & Events September 1, 2015 @ 10:15 a.m. Hospice of Yumas Grief Support Group at St. John Neumanns Church September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. Womens Grief Support Group at Hospice of Yuma September 17, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. Hospice of Yumas Grief Support Group at Haven Healthcare Center Pictured from Left to Right: September 19, 2015 @ TBD Martha Olivas, Rosa Bustillos, Irene Sanchez, Lidia Canas, All Grief Group Support Social Celia Murrieta, Blanca Olivas September 30, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. Hospice of Yumas Grief Support Group at Hospice of Yuma December 11, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Be sure to check for updates, information Annual Memorial Service and upcoming events on Hospice of Yumas website and Facebook page or If you need any further information regarding bereavement simply call (928) 343-2222. services including individual visits, the Grief Recovery Method, or phone visits please contact Gina Murrietta at (928) 343-2222. 8 Fall 2015

9 Donations & Contributions June-July-August Fathers Day General Jim Kenfield Charles F. Snyder Scott & Dudie White Suzanne E. Kirk Susan Gleason Dorothy Toney Karl Swanson Tom C. Cole Dick & Phyllis Swanson Fathers Day Honorariums Pamela Cole Willis Swanson Brandon Tom Doyle Dick & Phyllis Swanson Marilyn Matheus Sally Doyle Art West Brett Ed Patrick & Karen Griffin Marilyn Matheus Marilyn Matheus Red Wilcox Christopher Osburn Elmer John & Anita Young Marilyn Matheus Mary Lou Slater George Young Craig Jack Ferro Deanna Young Marilyn Matheus Naomi Comstock Red Young Doug Orvis Fugate John & Anita Young Marilyn Matheus From his children Jon, Lisa & Kreg Dustin John J. Gainey General Donations Marilyn Matheus Alice Gainey Allstate Giving Campaign Tom F. Drysdale Hank Green Barlow Research Associates, Inc. Edward & Debbie Carpenter Jinx Green Patricia Billingsley Huston Victoria Morga Loren Bowser Marilyn Matheus James C. Green James & Beth Donahue Jim Kenfield Victoria Morga Ken & Marie Goett Suzanne E. Kirk Marion Griffin William Matlock Jonathan Partick & Karen Griffin Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Marilyn Matheus Ray & Rhonda Griffin Bob Ochylski Kelly Lownds Melvin Kennedy Charles W. Ray Colleen Lownds Sally Doyle Christine Reeves Kevin Robert Kennerly Peggy Smith Marilyn Matheus Joseph & Robin Fisher State Employees Charitable Campaign Matt Arthur Kirk UPS Marilyn Matheus Dick & Phyllis Swanson Dick Leeper Legacy Partners Nate Marilyn Matheus Shari W. Leeper Corporate Benefactor Albert Negrete Bernard Lisburg SYNERGY HomeCare of Yuma Teresa Skokandich Bob & Emily Olsen Benefactor Dick Swanson Charles Matheus John & Wanda Williams Carol A. Davis Jonathan & Lynn Matheus Phyllis Swanson Ed Miller Platinum Partner Jinx Green Bill & Pat Bowdich James Moore Raul & Angelica Galaviz Fathers Day Memorials Clarence Ashman Tanya S. Dean Gold Partner Dwight Nelson Clyda Conrad Wilbert & Thelma Stewart Lyle J. Nelson Erik & Brenda Brandt Bob Boemer Eldon Vonne Nicklaus Don Kovacs in memory of Ada Ruth Kovacs Suzanne E. Kirk James & Beth Donahue Harold & Irasema Maxwell Brett Alan Ted Olsen George & Delia Montopoli in memory of Marilyn Matheus Bob & Emily Olsen Elvin Dean Burks Adriana Cecilia Valladares Clarence Phillips Glen & Barbara Moss Rick & Debi Kelland James & Lavina Platt Basil Carpenter David Platt Sr. Silver Partner Edward & Debbie Carpenter James & Lavina Platt Ryan & Mary Ingham Cecil Harold Jay Reinbold Erik & Alysia Munoz Marilyn Matheus Barbara E. Reinbold Nate Schug Charlie (Bud) Kevin Schmidt Jody Smith in memory of Glenn E. Smith Marilyn Matheus Colleen Lownds Joe Chretin Fall 2015 9

10 Bronze Partner Michael & Elizabeth Hare Marsha K. Lane-Sullivan Dennis Gallagher Suzanne E. Kirk Beverly Lemoine Betty Labrecque in memory of Renald R. Montie & Diana R. Lee Derald Marten Labrecque June Loo Elsie Calvin Gina Murrietta Rockey & Mary Hom Loo Elgin & Sandy Everly Lyle J. Nelson James & Judi Marks F.O.E. Foothills #4538 Marinita Phillips Jose I. Montoya Rogene E. Hiatt Doug & Pamela Pancrazi Mr. & Mrs. James Kennedy Community Group Donations Terry & Jane Pray Mr. & Mrs. Dwaine Marten Albertsons Community Partners Program Nancy Ramsey Virginia Marten Amvets Post 2 Ladies Auxiliary Marvin Rather Lavonne & Marilyn Zeitner Kroger (Frys Food Stores) Perry & Betty Schuman Verda McCain MCAS Yuma Station Chapel William & Kathleen Spencer Martha Bayless & Family Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign Larry & Robyn Suciu Maxine M. Dick Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area Corp. Dick & Phyllis Swanson Bill & Barbara Jewett Honorariums Terkelsen, Smith, Tyree & Snell PLC Helen Kehl Loretta Ursuery Phillip & Debbie Townsend Hank & Alice Steinly Caroline K. Guth Michael & Brenda Tudor Velma Townsend Scott & Aliza Mulhern Charles Flynn & Ann Walker Steven Watkins Yuma Visitors Bureau Nathan & Mary McDonald In Memoriam Alex Dees Dan & Bobbi Shay Vincent J. Aiello Bill & Barbara Jewett Dana McGlothlin Ann B. Aiello Anthony DeFranco Martha Bayless & Family Shirley Block Alvin & Judy Haser Jimmie Moore Brandywine Repairs & Service Leola Duke Bernice, Ray, Betty, Mary, and John Patricia L. Cuccurullo Linda Kimberlin Hubert George Murdock Paula Jenkins Massie Constance Englund G.J. & Sue Casey John Robbins Marla Byrd Roberta P. Crowder Alice, Terry, and Dick Dick & Phyllis Swanson Bill & Barbara Jewett Herbert & La Donna Barrett Margaret Espinoza Michael & Kathryn Kalsman John Amavisca Linda Fugate & Children Bob Nalley Pat Martel-Cooper Bella G. Gonzalez Pamela Nalley Charles Oscar Ball Mama Bella Hot Sauce, LLC Dwight Nelson Frances E. Stovall Tony Gottsponer Michael & Kathryn Kalsman Ronald Baum Pat Martel-Cooper Harriett E. Wright Ray & Jane Atkins Tony Hamner Harriet Nise Beverly J. Clarke Michael & Kathryn Kalsman Deborah Lyn Braak Norma Mill Carrie Harvey Kris Knox Fred & Darlene Nix Mark & Patricia Haynes David & Susanne Krebs Richard & Susan Perotti Bill & Barbara Jewett Kenneth & Christine Lee Judy G. Sandison Michael Irwin Roy & June Lindberg Marilee Soneson Martha Bayless & Family Carol Olchawa Dorothy Bramhall Madge Jones Richard J. Olchawa Dorothy Toney Ray & Marlene Evans Alex Olsen Fred R. Brandt Patrick & Karen Griffin Martha Bayless & Family Louise C. Brandt Suzanne E. Kirk Lois Ortega William L. Brennan Dick & Phyllis Swanson Danielle R. Duran Michael & Elizabeth Hare Fidel Jorajuria Gila Ridge FFA Officers Elvin Dean Burks Lorraine Grover Nora Peterson Carol Burks John & Mary Jean Klingenberg Yuma Womens Club Richard Dickie Byrd Jose I. Montoya Virginia Platt Michael & Kathryn Kalsman Albert Lee Ju Michael & Kathryn Kalsman Edward Lawrence Castine Jose I. Montoya Loren Pratt Helen Kehl Jerome Kreutzer Tom & Mary Lou Edwards Mary M. Cohn Bill & Barbara Jewett Bill & Barbara Jewett William A. Cohn Rev. William F. Krieger Catherine Sue Roman Katie Cyr St. Pauls Episcopal Church Bill & Barbara Jewett Martha Bayless & Family Marlene Larsen Hubert Rose Philip & Nancy Coffeen Ray & Joan Frenzel G.J. & Sue Casey Tom & Mary Lou Edwards Curtis Lee Charles Leroy Rupe Troy & Jane Edwards Bill & Barbara Jewett Steve & Kate Cook Linda R. Fugate Jeanne Kathleen Marr Marsha K. Lane-Sullivan Patrick & Karen Griffin William R. Hagen Thomas Ray Sandison 10 Fall 2015

11 Elizabeth Allen Birthdays Recognition of Staff 2015 Delores Baum Thomas & Rita Haygood October For staff members who have been with Max Coletta Hospice of Yuma for 5 or more years Robert W. Sandison Vicki Dokos-Nelson Donald & Cheryl Smith 5 Years Joan Lott Letha Scott John Baca Kristine OBannon Michael & Kathryn Kalsman Mary Ingham Dottie Orford Lucille Sibley Ernie Munoz Griffin Ranches, Inc. November Brenda Reyes Helen Kehl Marilyn J. Davis Harold Smith Margaret A. Feige 6 Years Linda Fugate & Children Betty M. Furtwangler Wendy Scott Jinx R. Green Helen Kehl Dusty Grooms Patty Zepeda Carmen Souza Carole Henry Norma Seale Doug Henry 8 Years Dorothy Starek Jim Kenfield Genevieve Groggett Bill & Barbara Jewett John H. Roll Jr. Mirella Kolbe Claris Taylor Wanda L. Swansborough Elizabeth Lopez Verne & Carolyn Wertman Mireya Lopez Thomas Ursuery Gina Murrietta Caroline K. Guth Anniversaries Amy Turner Scott & Aliza Mulhern September Anna Vitolins Harold & Irasema Maxwell 9 Years Wilma L. Crist James & Lavina Platt Ann Farley Helen Kehl Beverly Orendain Suzanne E. Kirk November William Esmeier & Betty Furtwangler 10 Years Pat Martel-Cooper Terry & Jane Pray Elizabeth Nunez Greg McCleery Wanda L. Swansborough Loida Rodriguez Myrtle L. Paulsen John Williams Douglas & Caryl Stanley Myrna Stanz 11 Years Hank & Alice Steinly Sandy Evans Larry & Robyn Suciu Barbra Rubinstein Phillip & Debbie Townsend Dorothy Toney Velma Townsend Rose Tyree-Quinonez 12 Years & Ruth E. Milgrim Angie Hill Janice Wright Alysia Munoz John & Mary Jean Klingenberg Peter Young 23 Years Marilyn Young Verna Austin 25 Years Carol Davis Hospice of Yuma HONORS THOSE WHO SERVED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAPPY VETERANS DAY Thank You Fall 2015 11

12 Hospice of Yuma Hospice Matters NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION PRESORTED STANDARD U.S. POSTAGE PAID YUMA, AZ 85364 PERMIT 33 1824 S. 8th Avenue Hospice of Yuma Yuma, AZ 85364 www.hospiceofyuma.com I wish to make a special gift to support care for the terminally ill. Legacy Partner Program Memorial & Special Occasion Gifts (yearly donation) Bronze Partner..................... $ 150.00 Memorial Gift $ Silver Partner....................... $ 300.00 $ Special Occasion Gift $ Gold Partner........................ 500.00 Platinum Partner.................. $ 1,000.00 My Gift is in memory / honor of: Benefactor........................... $ 2,500.00 Founder................................ $ 10,000.00 (Gifts are tax deductible) My Gift is in memory / honor of: Please change my address / remove my address from your mailing. I am receiving multiple copies of this newsletter. I wish to volunteer. I have included Hospice of Yuma in my will. Please send me a complimentary Personal Estate Planning Notebook. I prefer to receive an e-newsletter. My E-mail address is: Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Please mail this to: Hospice of Yuma, 1824 S. 8th Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364-5517 or call (928) 343-2222

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