For this is a journey we all must take, and each must go alone. It’s all part of the master plan, a step on the road to home.
  • 59 years old
  • Born on May 25, 1953 in Eldoret, Kenya.
  • Passed away on June 11, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

VERONICA CHEMUTAI CHOGE

"There are only two ways to live your life- One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle..."

We the children of the late great Mrs. Veronica Choge- Julie, Matthew, Allan & George-  do not know where to begin with expressing or demonstrating our deep felt gratitude to each and everyone of you who were involved or shared in sorrow with us. Mom was laid to rest on Wednesday, June 20th 2012 in Arizona. All went well as per the grace of God. We want to tell you "Thank You" but it doesn't seem enough. Words don't seem sufficient. So we will give God this prayer, that we share below:

This giving hearts, Dear Lord, please bless.
Fill their lives with happiness.
For all they gave, all they said, and all they did.
Many generous, selfless deeds,
Lord give to them and meet their needs.
Cover them in your holy love,
Write their names in heaven above.

Amen.

And to all you other beautiful souls reading this, who went out on a limb with any form of giving, be it in the  form of contribution, advice, words of solace, prayer or even a simple 'Jambo' as a form of encouragement, we say Thank You once again, from the bottom of our hearts.

Once again thank you all so much for the words of encouragement, prayers and support in various forms. Our beloved Mother would be very moved by how great the human spirit lives within us. For this is a journey we all must take,and each must go alone. It’s all part of the master plan, a step on the road to home.

Romans 14:7-9
None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

Posted by Susan Kenei on 25th May 2015
Aunty , Years have passed since you went to be with the Lord. I appreciate all you did for me and our family, you always inspire and encourage me. Thank you for making me be what I am today, I always want to try harder and succeed every day , you encourage me to believe in my self . jst to say I sincerely miss your love . May God rest your soul in eternal peace.
Posted by Allan Kigen on 12th June 2014
It's been 2 years dear mom, since you went to be an Angel among Angels. This is what I've learned so far..... Grief starts to become indulgent, and it doesn't serve anyone, and it's painful. But if you transform it into remembrance, then you're magnifying the person you lost and also giving something of that person to other people, so they can experience something of that person. Thank you for all the blessings and teachings you bestowed upon me. I truly do miss thee. Till we meet again.
Posted by Allan Kigen on 11th June 2013
Today marks your 1 year memorial since your sudden departure, dear Mother. The months since you left us have been filled with emotions, heartaches & memories of what was & what could have been if you were still here on this Gods earth. I hope you are happy & truly at peace in the after world. I miss my mom my friend & my confidant terribly. I see alot of you in me almost everyday. RIP MOM.
Posted by Paul Maiyo on 11th June 2013
Those painful hours have turned to days, weeks, months and now a year. The entire family: your children, Mum, brothers and all your loving cousins, Kamati and the family at large all miss you. To me particularly, you were a father, mother and a sister all in one. I can't forget the many times you counseled me in times of joy and sorrow.
Posted by Julie Choge on 11th July 2012
Mothers are the sweetest gift from God. Having you for a mum was the greatest blessing. If I had to choose a mother, I would still pick you. No words could ever explain the pain I feel everyday for losing you. Thank you for loving & naturing me. For believing & hoping and never letting me give up. You were my inspiration, my heart. I love you and I miss you. You'll be in my heart forever.
Posted by Adam Mutwol on 27th June 2012
"We are glad to be a part of this celebration of a life that inspired many. Forever in our hearts will that smile and charisma remain. May The Lord bless this family and thank you to all those who came to offer their support". Adam & Denisse.
Posted by Susan Kenei on 18th June 2012
You touched our lives in so many special ways, Mummy, We will always feel your love through dreams you left behind, will miss your humility, wisdom. In God’s hands you rest, in our hearts you forever remain Psalm 23 is associated with death, but it has a much deeper meaning; for it's a beautiful promise of everlasting life and renewal. It assures us that even in death we'll not be alone, that God
Posted by Victor Mwabili on 18th June 2012
Paul Bro! Pole sana kwa kumpoteza dadako mkubwa. Kwa niaba ya family yangu pokea pole yetu. Mungu mwenyewe ndiye anayejua kufariji kweli. Job 5:6-8 ....yet if it was l, l would appeal to the LORD. He performs wonders...! Mtegemeeni yeye! Anaelewa sababu kwanini mambo yako vile yalivyo. Amen
Posted by Martin Kongeluk on 17th June 2012
On behalf of the Jacob sanga's family i wish to pass my condolences to Choge's family for the passing of your mother Veronica.May God give the children and entire family peace during this difficult moment.
Posted by Paul Maiyo on 16th June 2012
My dear sister. I am yet to come to terms with the harsh reality. I reckon to me you were more than a sister. You will forever be in my heart. Though gone from our midst, I will forever cherish the moments we had together; your generosity, sense of humour, mindfulness and enthusiasm. You were my inspiration. God rest your soul in that place of no sorrow or pain.
Posted by Edith Onsongo on 16th June 2012
On the wings of sorrow God sends us new hope for tomorrow, and in His mercy & His grace He gives us strength to bravely face the lonely days that stretch ahead & to know Veronica is not dead but only sleeping out of our sight & will meet in that land where there is no night. Julie, Mathew, Allan, George, Uncle Maiyo and Gogo stay strong God is with u during this trying time.
Posted by Esther Murrey on 15th June 2012
Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate us from the people we love. I can tell that Veronica was very loved and it is but a matter of time before you are reunited with her in heaven. Please accept our families condolences and prayers. The Sirma family (Blaine, MN)
Posted by Wangeci Musamuli on 15th June 2012
Let us celebrate the many beautiful years that Veronica had with family and friends. Let us cherish her life and carry on with all that she held dear. God gives and He takes away, Glory to His name.
Posted by Flo Tonui on 15th June 2012
My condolences to the children, family, relatives and friends of this precious lady, Veronica. May our everlasting Father who understand our pain comfort you, grant you grace and strength to endure this very trying moment. Take comfort in Christ Jesus. With you in prayers.
Posted by Alice Misoi on 15th June 2012
I have no words to say at this time. We are all left empty handed, lost, lonely and confused of what has happened to us so soon.So young as she was, we all shall miss her dearly; her laughter, smile, words of wisdom, hard work and that heart which never tired loving everybody. To you the children, let each and every one of you take courage and follow your mums footsteps. we are with you.
Posted by Chepkesek Chebokap on 14th June 2012
My prayers goes to the entire family of Veronica. You are gone but you spirit is still alive and even though we may not have met, my heart goes out to you. May you rest in peace, and may the your children be under God's wings.
Posted by Abe Kirwa on 14th June 2012
pole sana ! The lord gives and the lord takes away.Our dear sister has gone to the presence of the lord where there is no more pain or sorrows and we pray for peace and strength for the family left behind. Mutio missing ! Kirwa family
Posted by Kenn Kirombo on 14th June 2012
We celebrate the few years God gave us Veronica to be with us. As we join you at this hour of mourning, we pray for strength and acceptance to you family members. May God's peace be with you.
Posted by Emmanuel Letting on 14th June 2012
Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. R.I.P my Loving Senge
Posted by Rose Kemboi on 13th June 2012
Sad indeed, but I trust that she is resting in the peace of Christ. Veronica RIP. And to all her sons,daugher, family and friends-- may our Loving God give you the peace you desire at this time of sorrow. 1 Thessalonians 4;14 if we believe that Jesus died and rose, God will bring forth with Him the dead those also who have fallen asleep believing in Him. Amen.
Posted by Chebichii Maria on 13th June 2012
Am sad and shocked am jus bila words..R.I.P mrs.Choge, Gods knows why i hope some day we will undestand
Posted by Sammy Surtan on 13th June 2012
On behalf of the Surtan's Family, I wish to pass my sincere condolence to the Choge's family for the passing of your Mother. May the lord grant you strength and courage to overcome the loss. May the lord rest her soul in eternal peace.
Posted by Rebecca Kibett on 13th June 2012
'It is hard to believe and accept that Veronica has passed. We will always miss her wonderful smile and laughter. I pray that God gives her sons, daughter and the entire family strength and courage during and after this tremendous loss."
Posted by Yvonne Vogler on 13th June 2012
My condoence to the family and may the lord give all relatives,friends and family strength,may her soul rest in peace. yvonne
Posted by Alice Kirui on 13th June 2012
I am still in deep shock having learned of this passing. I still have not believed it. I remember her very well as a beautiful person inside and out. She prayed for me so much when I went thru chemo for cancer @ MGH in Boston and I will never forget that. She has been very strong and couragious in all her endevours. To her sons and daughter and family, stay strong at this difficult time.
Posted by Joan Misoi on 13th June 2012
I was shocked to learn of the passing of the late Veronica Choge. I will always remember her beautiful smile and gentle voice. May God give the children and the entire family peace during this difficult time.
Posted by Mulwa Justus on 13th June 2012
We pray for strength for the entire family and pray that God will provide for the bills. We know it is never easy but we accept this is the way for everyone of us. May God Grant you all His peace which surpasses all human understanding. We will stand with you in our own small way during this difficult moment. Peace be with you. Mulwa

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