02-03-15 CSU Extension: Golden Plains Area -“Leaving a Lasting Legacy”

CSU Extension Golden Plains Area logo(Akron, Colo.) It was a beautiful afternoon in late spring when Bob clutched his hands to his chest and collapsed in the field. He was dead within minutes. No warning. No chance of survival.

His wife and five children were left in utter disbelief. How was it possible that such a young man could be gone so quickly and without warning? There was no will or estate plan to assist with the transfer of real estate and other assets. There was no communication on how family members could fulfill his final wishes and instructions.

Bob and his family always had intentions to clarify his legacy plans. Now he is gone and younger generations will not have the opportunity to share his stories, faith, hopes for future generations, and life experiences. There were no final instructions for burial, to celebrate his life, or who was to get his collection of toy cars and silver spurs.

But, life had to go on. Chores had to be done, crops planted, calves branded, bills paid, and family activities to enjoy – all during a time of grief, anger, and other emotional struggles. How would they go on without their husband and father?

Could they have done things differently? Could you do things to help your family and friends at such a time? Can you pass on the legacy that was your life? Can you help your family even after you are no longer with them? We believe so!

The date and location for the Yuma location have changed from the initial schedule. The new date for this Lasting Legacy workshop in Yuma is March 26th. The program will be held at Yuma County Fairgrounds Concession Building beginning at 9:30. Lunch will be provided.

Please contact Dennis Kaan, Golden Plains Area Director at 970-345-2287 or dennis.kaan@colostate.edu to register. Please register before March 10th in order that enough lunches can be ordered and handout materials copied.

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Submitted to BARN Media by: Dennis Kaan, Area Extension Agent, (970) 345-2287