Friday, August 9, 2013

A very special note to Laura & Lawny from Connors cousin in England

A Hopi Prayer

Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.

by Mary E. Frye

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

One of Connors favorite poems.

Tecumseh Poem from Act of Valor (2012)

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from Act of Valor the Movie)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

About Connor

Connor John Norvell, 19, of Woodland Park, CO died August 1, 2013. He was born September 23, 1993 in Colorado Springs, CO to two very proud parents, Lawny & Laura (Reifschneider) Norvell. He graduated from Woodland Park High School in 2012.

He was currently attending Tulsa Welding School in Tulsa, OK where he was studying to be a master welder. Connor was an avid outdoorsman. He loved nothing more than to be hunting, fishing, camping, hiking or just exploring.

Connor is survived by his loving parents Lawny and Laura (Reifschneider) Norvell and his sister Courtney. He also leaves his maternal grandparents John and Vicki Reifschneider, of Colorado Springs; and his paternal grandfather Lawny Dean Norvell,  great-grandfather Vernon Norvell also of Colorado Springs. His is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of dear friends.

A memorial for Connor will be held At 5pm Wednesday, August 7th at Impact Christian Church, 27400 N. Hwy 67, Woodland Park, CO 80863. In lieu of flowers and other gifts the family requests donations to the Connor Norvell Family Fund. Proceeds from this fund will help cover funeral expenses; any funds left over will be used at the families discretion.