Kremmling’s Inell Harvey, our ‘other mom,’ will be sorely missed
To the Editor:
My dad and I moved to Kremmling in 1987 when he retired from the railroad. My very first job was with the Middle Park Times when Chris Tracy was the editor, Larry Banman was a reporter and I typed Inell’s (Inell Harvey’s) columns. We quickly became friends and remained so for over 20 years.
When Mike and I got married, she has us over to her house in Heeney several times, with Bill, and told us how the Heeney Tick Festival started in her yard. She “adopted” us and called us her “other kids” as she did for so many others. She always took us out to dinner on our birthdays and anniversary, and showered us with many gifts.
When she moved to Kremmling, she lived on the next block over from us and we visited her almost weekly. We were amazed at her stamina and energy when she was then in her 80s. She never would stop and only slowed down when the doctor made her. She would do so by giving up one of her part-time jobs.
Before we moved from Kremmling, she took us out one last time, but we kept in touch through letters, phone calls and reading Heeney Hearsay. The last time we spoke to her was on Mother’s Day.
And so it is with this in mind that we submit this tribute to “Our Other Mom.”
She loved so much, our “other mom”
And gave herself away
By always doing for others
In every special way
She cared so much, she couldn’t bear
To see a friend in need
She’d help in any way she could
By a very special deed
Her heart was great, her love bigger still
Yet humble as could be
She wouldn’t take from you, instead
She’d give to you and me
We greatly miss our “other mom”
You’ve left an empty place
That only can be filled, you know
By giving with your grace
Kathy and Mike Sparacino
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