Ben's memorial service (May 15th) at the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home was beautifully presented. A picture of Ben at the front, his favorite music - performed by Dave Tanner and friends, comments and anecdotes from the podium, a touching sendoff afterward, many family, friends, colleagues and others...all made for a fitting farewell to Ben Laurie.
The video below is very casual...somewhat shakey...but clearly shows the balloon release in Ben's honor. Below that, the few pictures I had time/thought to take. Click to "Ben Laurie Extra Video" (in menu at left) to view a short Ben Laurie story from Ron Chapman.
A blend of sadness and happiness was felt. We all wished Ben a fond farewell and Godspeed.
Four of Ben's friends: Terry Bell, Becky Ericson, Craig Slayton and Bud Buschardt