Raelene Michelle Pearce: 1975-1998

May she rest in peace for all of eternity.  May she look over her family and friends in their hour of need.

May God bless Mike, Anna and the rest of their family at this tragic time.  It seems like such a waste that such a beautiful creature like Raelene was taken from Earth.  She was so young, only twenty-two, but in her short time here, she had experienced some remarkable days.  She had a wonderful family and many truly dedicated friends, and she will be missed by us all.

The Rose


Some say love, it is a river
that drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
that leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
an endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
and you its only seed.

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
that never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
who cannot seem to give,
and the soul afraid of dyin'
that never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been to long,
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong,
just remember in the winter
far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed that with the sun's love
in the spring becomes the rose.

--lyrics by Amanda McBroom