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Johnny continued to love

Dear Editor:It seems to me every time I read our local newspapers, someone I know or someone I wish I had known has made the transition into “the other dimension,” which will very shortly be proven to exist scientifically.In the meantime, please allow me to write to you about love: On Saturday, March 11, 2006, in Rifle, Colo., Jack and I attended a memorial service for John “Johnny” Huebinger III; he was only 37 years old.My husband, Jack Ilgen, along with our children, Jim and Nancy Hamlin and J.D. Ilgen (in 1966 Jim’s wife, Linda Barnes Hamlin), and I had the first licensed day-care center (The Kiddie Komer) in Aspen during all or part of 1960-1970 and the 1980s. We cared for 84 “little huggables,” six at a time, for 15 years. “Johnny” and his sisters, Sonya and Shawn, were part of this.All these precious ones, without exception, were easy to take care of because they were filled with love by their families before they were brought to us.At the memorial, Jack and I were gratified to hear that Johnny continued his loving as a son, husband, father and friend with dedication and humor. Hugs.Eloise Hamlin IlgenCarbondale


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