Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Audrey's Angels

Yesterday we received the sad news that Olan Barclay passed away suddenly over the weekend. Olan was the son of Audrey and Erna Barclay.

Olan Barclay in Springfield, Missouri - July 1996.

Olan's twin brother, Alan, was the first of Audrey and Erna's children to follow his parents to the great hereafter, which he did in January 1996:

Alan Barclay in Springfield, Missouri - December 1948.
(No more recent photo available.)

The next of the nine Barclay siblings to join them was my own father, Paul, in September 1997:

Paul Barclay in Hanford, California - August 1997

It was eight and a half years before we lost another one. That time it was Wayne in February 2006:
Wayne Barclay in Springfield, Missouri - July 1996

In November 2011 the eldest of Audrey and Erna's children, Nina Barclay Beatie, left this earth to join her parents and three of her brothers:

Nina Barclay Beatie in Springfield, Missouri - July 1996

We miss all of these people and will remember them always, but today it's Olan's wife and children who are foremost in our thoughts. To them we extend our love and our deepest condolences.

We will hold you in our hearts.


P.S. Sorry if this is an inappropriate place to say this, but take a second look at the picture of Alan. When I was an adolescent, I was excited that he was related to me. I thought he could pass for a third Everly Brother.

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