Monterey Matters: Passing touches community

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By Dana Burke

Sadness has hit our community as well as our family once again.
On Wednesday, March 23, Angie “Tindall” Haydon was called home. Angie was 46 years old, same age as me, and also a whole bunch of other girls that all went to school with her: Troi, Donna, Beth, Ruby, Colleen, Debbie, and Sheila, just to mention a few. In the last eight or so years, this women has been through so much — more than any one person should every have to go through in their lifetime.
Another dear friend to us, Beth, said it best today, “Angie basically fought for her life, her entire adulthood life.”
Angie was the sweetest person one would ever meet. She never had a mean or hurtful thing to say towards anyone. There was never a time when she didn‘t have a smile on her face. Even through all her pain and her weakest moments would she still not be smiling and enjoying her life. Angie was not only my cousin but a very dear friend to me. She leaves behind a very special husband, Brad Haydon, two wonderful sons, Bradley Jr. and Andrew Haydon and a very beautiful daughter Allison Craigmyle and her husband, Brent. Angie also leaves behind two wonderful grandchildren, whom she loved with all her heart, and another one on the way.
Angie was laid to rest in the Monterey Cemetery Monday, March 28, 2011. She will forever be in our hearts and loved and missed by many.
I recently rode the 4-wheeler up to visit with Pat and Amy New last week. On my way up there I noticed Sonda at the cemetery, so I stopped and visited with her for a moment. She was up there visiting with Mark. It was a great day to be outside and the ride was awesome. After getting up to Pat and Amy’s, they were showing me their new toy. Colby had also stopped by for a visit so I got a chance to visit with him. Great seeing all you guys and I can’t wait to go on another ride with you.
Speaking of 4-wheeling, I recently was invited up to Pam and Steve Brock’s to go 4-wheeling on their farm with them. They had invited some of the FAUB girls to come up and ride, but everyone already had plans for the afternoon. After watching the ball game in town with some friends, one of them offered to take me and my 4-wheeler up there so that I could at least join them for awhile. They have a beautiful farm and I really had a good time visiting and riding with them. I really enjoyed the ride as well as the company. Thanks, guys, for letting me tag along. At the end of the ride Steve noticed some of my lug nuts were loose and tightened them up for me. Good eye, Steve. Lord knows I would have never noticed that.
Amanda Hammond recently contacted me to pass along some Monterey Volunteer Fire Department news. Seems they have recently purchased a new fire truck. They are planning an open house for the public to come check it out from 1 to 6 p.m. April 10. They invite everyone to attend.  
I suppose that’s about it for this week. Everyone be safe and please continue to keep all our sick in your thoughts and prayers.