In Loving Memory
Tribute gifts have a lasting impact.
In the months after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Rita Bielefeldt celebrated her daughter's wedding, her grandson's high school graduation and her granddaughter's first vows as a Catholic nun.
When she died at Israel Family Hospice House in July 2008, Bielefeldt's family and friends celebrated her life by contributing $3,500 in memorial gifts to services provided by Mary Greeley Medical Center Hospice Home Care and the William R. Bliss Cancer Center.
"We were overwhelmed by the generosity," says Bielefeldt's daughter Dee Drummer. "My mother came from a very large family, but we hadn't lost anyone until her. We didn't really know what to do or where to turn. Hospice services were a blessing to us."
Many of the gifts made to Mary Greeley Medical Center Foundation are given in memory of a loved one who has received services from the medical center. These loving tributes provide lasting benefits to the communities served by Mary Greeley Medical Center.