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Hi, my name is Lori Ann Blakeley.

Welcome to my Web site developed and maintained on my behalf by my father, Larry Blakeley.

My father also manages the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley

Major Roy James Blakeley (USAF - KIA) (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - my grandfather

Leslie Blakeley Adkins - my older sister

Evan Blakeley- my younger brother 

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I know you had a lot closer friends than me, but I still cherished our friendship a lot. You were always so happy, and you always made me smile. You were never mean or rude to anyone... You are amazing, and I will NEVER forget you... This whole accident with Camille, Leslie, and Graham (I'm sure you know who I'm talking about) has really made me think of you so much...

... I miss you, and I still can't believe you're gone... I just found this poem, and I ... want to share it with you, so I hope you don't mind:

She Is Gone

You can shed tears that she is gone

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back

or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she's gone

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back

or you can do what she'd want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

[The author of this poem was listed as "Anonymous" for many years, but through diligent research by Poetic Expressions - for the poem "She Is Gone" click on this link for a history of this poem originally called by the author, "Remember Me." - they discovered that the author was David Harkins 1959 - , Silloth, Cumbria, UK.]

... Thank you so much, Lori for everything. You touched the lives of so many people, it's not even funny. The amazing thing is, EVERY SINGLE PERSON had something awesome to say about you, and some great memory of you smiling or being truly happy. Thank you for the memories and all the laughs - in Mrs. Wolfe's class, or just whenever... I love you, ... I miss you, and I will never ever forget you, Lori. I can still hear your laugh, and it still brings a tear to my eye, but hopefully soon it will be a "happy" tear. I think it will be... Thank you... for everything. I love you, Lori. Behave! :) BAH! (Bye w/ that twang of yours! :)

Love, Megan V.