his Life

Warren the Forester - written by Warren's father, Charles Harper

You have come to that coveted moment
in your journey down the years
You are a full-fledged forest ranger
As your graduation nears

You have had I know quite a struggle
To reach that final day
When you would be a man of letters
And would start on your chosen way

I sometimes wonder how you did it
With the responsibility that was yours
It took a lot of sacrificing
Just to do your daily chores

It would have been quite impossible
Without help from Janet, your wife
No doubt she did without things
That you could come to a better life

You stayed up till the morning
To meet your assignments day by day
And you finished with grades outstanding
Which of course your final pay

You journeyed to Colorado
When it seemed the risk was great
But you surely made it pay well
In that your adopted state

You had the determination
To get into your chosen field
And even in the face of setbacks
To disappointments you would not yield

You had the grim determination
To achieve your vaunted goal
And your fortitude and courage
Was refreshing to the soul

I know you will remove mountains 
In your journey to your star
And will surmount any obstacle
And I'm convinced you will go far

To be of needful service
To this your fellow man
In water conservation
If anybody can

So here's wishing success and happiness
In anything you do
Please know we are pulling for you
Is the message from we two, Mom and Dad

May 31, 1965

Final Chapter - Gone too soon!

Heaven gained an amazing angel on Tuesday, September 22.  My beloved husband, Warren, passed away at approximately 4:30 pm ET from COVID-19.  Although the medical staff did everything in their power, the virus overtook his body, and he could no longer fight back. The entire family was able to say goodbye via zoom, and Trisha and I were able to be by his bedside, only due to having the virus as well. He was surrounded by so much love and many wonderful memories. A special prayer was given by Rev. Patti Sachs., a dear friend, and an Episcopal priest. He passed away very quickly and peacefully, and is now with our Lord.  He is now an advocate In heaven to assure people pay serious attention to this dreadful disease that can hit all ages.  

We thank everyone for the love and prayers during Warren's and my illness.  I don't think I could have made it through this horrible disease and loss of my husband without my family, friends, neighbors and the thoughtfulness of the doctors and nurses at Anne Arundel Medical Center.  Warren and I got excellent care by the heroes in the hospital.