The 19th annual Stilwell Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was held recently, with donors purchasing light in memory or in honor of loved ones.

The 19th annual Stilwell Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was held recently, with donors purchasing light in memory or in honor of loved ones.

Among the donors this year was Kaye Lynne Webb, who honored 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as celebrated the life of her late husband, Dick Webb.

Bruce Daniel gave 20 lights in honor of the Hotel Stilwell preservation, which he described as a “worthy case.”
Proceeds from light sales will go toward maintenance of the historic hotel.

“The Stilwell Foundation is truly grateful for all of the friends of the ‘old girl’ who have chosen to support her maintenance by honoring and remembering their loved ones this way,” said Laura Carlson of the foundation.

Lights were purchased as follows: In honor of  Benjamin Biggs, their grandson, by Paul and Laura Carlson; in memory of Abby Brunetti, their granddaughter, and her friends Salim Hayden and Ashley Harry, by Jim and Judy Kennedy; in honor of Megan Marie Carlson, her daughter, Christopher David Carlson, her son, and Marissa Ann Carlson, her daughter, by Cheryl Carlson; in memory of Mary Ellen Cook by Evelyn Hemmens; in honor of a worthy cause (the Hotel Stilwell preservation), 20 lights, by Bruce Daniel; in honor of Kevin Deao, her grandson-in-law, and Fallyne Marie Lundy Deao, her granddaughter, by Kaye Lynne Webb; in honor of Camden Richard Deao, her great-grandson, by Kaye Lynne Webb.

In memory of Carla Frosgren, her daughter, by Patti and Gordon House; in memory of Arvel and Iva Henry, his parents, Paul and Dorothy Breen, her parents, George and Lynn Breen, her  brothers, and Lyn Witkowski, her brother-in-law, by Sara and Richard Henry; in honor of Lorraine Witkowski, her sister, by Sara and Richard Henry; in honor of Mike and Matt Hinton, her sons, Andy and Lynn (Hinton Medina, her daughter and son-in-law, and Dalton and Camryn Medina, her grandchildren, by Ruthellyn Hinton; in memory of James M. Hunt and Mildred C. Hunt, her parents, by Gene and Linda Vollen; in memory of Ralph and Ruth Rhoades, her parents, and A.T. and Lillian Hurst, his parents, by Ted and Patsy Hurst; Helen Kriegsman; in honor of Kaleigh Ann Lundy and Afton Leigh Lundy, her granddaughters, by Kaye Lynne Webb; in honor of Cameron Richard Webb Lundy, her  grandson, and Jamie Hucke, her grandson’s fiancee, by Kaye Lynne Webb; in honor of Callie JoNae Lundy, her great-granddaugter, by Kaye Lynne Webb; in memory of Dylan Q. Meier, their special friend and mentor to their children, by Steve and Becky Sloan.

In memory of Dr. Earl E. Miller and Michael D. Miller by Joan T. Miller; in memory of Clayborn T. Nelson, his father, by Gerald Nelson, M.D.; in memory of Doris Overman by Jack Overman; in memory of Lorene Parlier, her sister, by Gordon and Patti House; in memory of Michael Patrick by his mother, Lura Patrick; in memory of Dr. George Pogson by Mary Pogson and family; in memory of Phyllis Powell, their mother, by Sara Powell-Moody and Anne Powell; in memory of Raymond and Stephen Pallucca by Betty Pallucca DeVoss; in memory of friends, Art and Alberta Robb, by Sara and Richard Henry; in memory of Alice Ruth Sloan, his mother, by Steve and Becky Sloan.

In memory of Anson Sollner, his father, and Esther Sollner, his mother, by Bill Sollner; in memory of Marie Swisher, her grandmother, by Cheryl Carlson; in memory of Guy and Stella J. Vollen, his parents, by Gene and Linda Vollen; in honor of Maggie R. Vollen, their granddaughter, and Robby G. Vollen, their grandson, by Gene and Linda Vollen; in memory of Joe and Mary Thomas, her parents, by Sharon Barone; in memory of Wynona Rose Viney, his mother, by Don Viney and Maeve Cummings; in memory of our parents and grandparents by Joe and Marianne Wachter; in memory of Dick Webb by Kaye Lynne Webb; in honor of Megan Lynne Webb, her granddaughter, and Jacob Bruce Webb, her grandson, by Kaye Lynne Webb; in memory of James Webber, Ezekiel Webber and Ben Parris, by Vicki Webber; and in memory of Ralph Wright, who died in 1996, by Jackie Wright.