Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brother Azbache Laid to Rest

Brother Azabache Laid to Rest

This morning Wayne and I went to Parque Eterno, the cemetery next to the temple.  It is a very well kept and beautiful spot for a friend Brother Azabache to be laid to rest.

We waited there for the funeral procession to arrive from the chapel in Salaverry.

The place for the burial was back in the far North West area of the cemetery through the big cement  arch gateway.  There was a big group of friends and members of the church there waiting.  

The funeral procession arrived and drove up to the area where the big cement gateway is.  Several people were waiting there to walk to the burial spot behind the casket.  Sister Alva was one of them.  The pallbearers carried the casket on their shoulders.  Brother Azabache's three daughters walked along the side holding wide gold ribbons that were attached to the casket.  It was pretty neat. 

As they walked to the burial spot, the congregation started singing I Know That My Redeemer Lives.  It was very touching. 

Both of Brother Azabache's sons spoke.  George, the oldest, he spoke first then his son who is the Bishop of the Mansarrat ward spoke.   

The congregation then sang several more Hymns as the cemetery workers did their job.  

They  lowered the casket into the ground, made a cement paste to seal it, then they used shovels to fill in the grave with dirt.   John Paul, the oldest grandson was the first on to take the shovel from the worker and helped.  I think it was a way to honor his grandpa.  Several others joined until the grave was filled in.  

It didn't take long before the grave was filled in and covered with grass.  The head stone and flowers on top.  

Wayne with the grandsons including John Paul and John Pier.

Brother Azabache was a wonderful man.  We will always remember him as our friend from the temple, always happy, and willing to serve.  It is only fitting for him to be buried next to the beautiful Trujillo Temple, a sacred place he loved.

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