Day 19: In Memory of ‘Patty Bee’

Patricia Beatrice Bartell Nugent aka Patty Bee, a native of Crowley, was born 1927, died 2005 of lung cancer. She was my mother and an amazing woman! My father died early in their marriage and she became a single mother of three very young children. She was an active volunteer in the City of Crowley in many organizations. She was [...]

March 30th, 2020|Dedications|

Day 15: In Memory of Kimberly Sue Biedenharn

My Beautiful Wife, 53, passed away from NSCLC stage 4 on 2/19/19 after a 5 year battle. Kim was my angel and best friend. Sadly she was diagnosed too late, as many patients experience. This severely limited her survival rate and medical options. God brought us together for ten years and I only wish we would have met sooner to [...]

March 26th, 2020|Dedications|

Day 11: In Memory of Dorothy Smith Mullen

Dorothy Smith Mullen, an environmental, food, and healthcare activist, died in hospice care at home in Princeton on March 15. She was 64. Dorothy was a teacher of gardeners young and old, the founder of The Suppers Programs, and the producer of her own end-of-life educational program she dubbed “Dying Dor’s Way: Radically real spiels on the end of life.” [...]

March 21st, 2020|Dedications|

Day 4: In Memory of Shirley Leonpacher

My mom Shirley Leonpacher, and I'm going to include both her siblings, AJ and Jack, all died within two years of one another of the same type of lung cancer. That was 1998. Then we lost my brother in 2012, same cancer. Thank you Isabella for this ride for early detection. I don't get a prolonged cough nowadays without asking [...]

March 13th, 2020|Dedications|

Day 2: In Memory of Kathleen Matthews

Kathleen Matthews was a loving wife, a caring mother to her six “Wonderful Kids” and the best grandmother of 19 you could ever imagine. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in March of 2011 and died in December of that year. She loved family, and is remembered for her kindness, selflessness and razor-sharp wit. And she taught us a life-long [...]

March 11th, 2020|Dedications|

Day 1: In memory of Michael Faketty

In Memoriam: Michael Faketty We are deeply saddened to share a message of loss with our Padres Pedal community. On September 28, Mike Faketty, retired-Navy SEAL, Ironman Kona finisher, Padres Pedal Road Warrior and lung cancer fighter passed away at the age of 65. Mike was a warrior in every sense of the word, having fought for our country for [...]

March 6th, 2020|Dedications|