A written record of the Funeral Services for
Lindsay Marcus Rawlins
January 19, 1920 - March 19, 1994

Bishop Willard Jessop: We'd like to welcome you here at this time as we have the closing of the casket and the family prayer given by Bro. Neil Rawlins, a son, and at that point then we will move on into the chapel. Bro Neil...

Family Prayer by Neil Rawlins, a son

Our gracious Father in Heaven, we come before Thee at this time as family of Lindsay Rawlins. Father we are very grateful for the opportunity we have had to have him in our lives to bless us. He has truly blessed us through his life. Father we're grateful for the many things that thou hast given us and especially the memories that we have to carry with us from this time forward. Bless us all that we'll have the strength to be able to follow the example of this great man. That we'll be able to share the love and the example that he shared with us. Give him the rest from his physical ailments that he so deserves and bless him that he'll be able to have the associations that he's looked forward to with his family and friends that have gone on before him As we close the casket, bless us with the ability to carry that love that it will extend, and that his influence will continue to extend, and that his influence will continue to extend, throughout this world. These blessings we pray for in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Funeral Services for Lindsay Marcus Rawlins

Bishop Willard Jessop:

Brothers and sisters, on behalf of the Rawlins family we'd like to welcome you out this day to the services for Brother Lindsay Marcus Rawlins: born January 19, 1920 in Lewiston, Utah and died March 19, 1994 at Lewiston, Utah. Services are held on March 22, 1994 at 11 AM in the Lewiston 1st and 2nd Ward Chapel with Bishop Willard Jessop conducting. The dedication of the grave will be by Brother Mark Rawlins, a son. The internment will be in the Lewiston City Cemetery. Pallbearers are all sons: Ray Lindsay Rawlins, Glen Whitney Rawlins, Jed Alfred Rawlins, Neil Whitney Rawlins, Craig Whitney Rawlins, Mark Lindsay Rawlins, and Gary Whitney Rawlins. The flowers will be cared for by the Lewiston 1st Ward Relief Society.

Services this day were outlined by the family. Brother Neil Rawlins gave the family prayer. Sister Vicky Stevenson will play the prelude and the postlude. We will proceed with the program as outlined with a Vocal Solo by Robyn Rawlins accompanied by Rowena Rawlins. "Well done thou Good and Faithful Servant". After which the Invocation will be offered by Brother Gary Rawlins, a son. The Obituary-Tribute will be by Craig Rawlins, a son. Speakers then will be Judy Ball and Nada Wilkins, daughters of Lindsay and Julia. We will then have a Musical Selection by the grandchildren, accompanied by Rowena Rawlins: "Called to Serve". Then we have Speakers in this order: Jed Rawlins, Glen Rawlins and Ray Rawlins. We will proceed with the program to that point.

Musical Number by Robyn Rawlins a granddaughter:

    "Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant"

    You were called to serve a mission, by the Prophet of the Lord,
    And you've born your solemn witness that the Gospel was restored.
    You were called that you might testify and teach your fellow man
    The simple truths of Jesus, in an unfamiliar land
    Yes each child of God has promises to keep,
    For the Savior has said: "If ye love me, Feed my Sheep"

    Well done thou good and faithful servant,
    Well done thou good and faithful one
    You have seen the field is white,
    You have shared the gospel light.
    You have earned the Savior's gentle praise:
    Well done.

    You were called to help your brother find the straight and narrow way,
    As the Savior's true disciple you were led by Him each day.
    In the service of your fellow man you're only serving God,
    Fulfilling His commission that all men must be taught.
    In unmeasured time your mission now is done,
    But a lifetime of joy serving others has just begun.

    Well done thou good and faithful servant.
    Well done thou good and faithful one.
    You have seen the field is white.
    You have shared the gospel light.
    You have earned the Savior's gentle parise: Well done.
    Well done.

Invocation by Gary Rawlins, a son:

Our Father in Heaven, we're so thankful to have this funeral for our dad and for friends that he has been. We're so thankful for the many blessings that he has been for us. Bless us with peace of mind that we will be able to hear the speakers today. Bless us that we will be able to understand the things that we are supposed to do for ourselves and as a family. Please be with us this day and help us to understand that he is our father and that he is our grandfather. Bless us this day. We say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

Obituary-Tribute by Craig Rawlins, a son:

Lindsay Rawlins was born January 19, 1920 in the home that his grandfather built when homesteading the land. The only time Lindsay left his home was when he served his 2 missions. He was the son of Jasper Alfonso Rawlins and Cora Mae Burbank and the youngest of 8 children. At the tender age of 15 his father died and just 15 months later was followed by his mother. Yet he knew that his father had visited him at one time at his mission farewell. In his history this is what he said: I went up and sat down on that stand. After the opening song I felt my father's hands come right down on top of my head and they stayed there until I got up to talk. I didn't dare turn around tor look back but when I got up to talk those hands left me and I've never felt them since. Dad's testimony was strengthened as he served an honorable mission to the Southern States from 1941 to 1942. Shortly after his mission dad was heart-broken over a girl. In dad's history he tells how he was home alone one night feeling sorry for himself and he heard his mother's voice say Lin and dad said: I spoke out loud and said: Alright mother, I'll quit it! and he felt better. Shortly after that he met Julia Whitney and fell in love and on April 2, 1946 he married her in the St George Temple.

Dad had a great love for Mom and he tried to show it in many different ways. For example, every Mother's Day he'd buy mom a corsage, no matter how broke they were. One of the greatest thrills for him was to serve a mission in the Los Angeles Temple Visitor Center with Mom. This was something he'd planned on for a long time and he greatly enjoyed those 18 months with her. It was a sacrifice also. Someone once asked him: How could you stand to leave your kids and your grandkids for 18 months and he showed them the photo of the family and he pointed to a 3 year old grandson and he said: This boy came to me shortly before we left and said "Grandpa, I'm going to miss you but I'll pray for you everyday! Dad asked him: After that, how could I not go on a mission? He had great love for his grandchildren, his children and their spouses. His 10 children are: Ray and Rosemary Rawlins, Glen and Rita Rawlins, Nada and Gary Rawlins, Jed and Peggy Rawlins, (or Nada and Gary Wilkins, I'm sorry) Jed and Peggy Rawlins, Judy and LeRoy Ball (I got that one!), Neil and Chris Rawlins, Myself and Lorilee, Mark and Kari Rawlins, Nancy and Eric birch and Gary and Roberta Rawlins.

One of the things I remember most is being able to go to dad with my problems and questions and he always had the time to sit and talk and counsel with me. And it was the same with all my brothers and sisters. He had the ability to treat each of us according to our personality and with 10 kids that wasn't an easy job!

Dad loved the farm and when he no longer could support his family with the farm, he was grateful that he could go out to Thiokol so that he could be able to support his family.

Dad had a great love for the Gospel and church service. Dad often would be studying the scriptures or other Gospel subjects and he was always willing to serve where the Lord wanted him to.

Dad had a great love of missionary work. He sent 7 kids on missions and he helped support them all. At one point he had 3 children out serving at one time. Dad always said that the Lord would provide a way for him to support us, it usually meant a lot of overtime at work and we were also helped generously by Ward members.

Dad also enjoyed Public Service. He ran twice for the mayor of Lewiston, he lost but if you asked mom, she'd say he won!

In the last week of his life, dad fretted over having to leave mom alone. Mother suggested that after his death he might be able to go on a mission in the spirit world and at the same time she might be able to serve a mission here on earth. After Dad thought about this he said: I'll do what the Lord wants me to do. I think that about sums up Dad's life. He was always willing to do what the Lord wanted him to do.

I'm so grateful to have Lindsay Rawlins as my father. He has been a strength to me and my family all our lives. I love him with all my heart and I know that he goes to a reward with our Heavenly Father. And I know that it's up to me to live my life that when it's time for me to go, that I can be with him. And I say this humbly in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Judy Rawlins Ball. a daughter:

Saturday after dad died, Nancy and I decided to drive up High Creek but neither one of us had our vehicles, they had both deserted us, so Mark wasn't there but his keys were there so we took his Suburban to see (it was a rainy, snowy cold day, like this) to see how far we could get that 4-wheel drive up High creek without getting it stuck and as we got up there Nancy was talking about a time when with some girls they went camping up High Creek and they had to have someone go with them. She told me too that it was with Young Women or something and they couldn't get somebody to go with them and Dad said that he would go and after, one of her friends there said that when dad prayed, he prayed like he knew who he was talking to. And dad did pray like he knew who he was talking to and that was a great comfort to us. All of us, during difficult times in our lives, we knew dad was praying for us and we knew that he prayed like he knew who he was talking to. Nancy said that the song that's kind of gone through her mind since dad died is "Lead me, Guide me" (we couldn't even remember what song this was from and it's "I Am A Child Of God", Rosemary had to tell us. I said what's that song from?) "Lead me Guide me, Walk beside me" and dad did. He lead us, he guided us. Craig talked about how he talked with all of us, he was very patient with us (I don't know how ho did it!) and he walked beside us. Nancy talked about whcn hc walked with her when she was pregnant with Sarah, and walked with her when she was in the hospital with her blood clot, and when she went back to school. And he's walked with Mom and all of us during the hard times in our life. Dad, we just want you to know how much we appreciate the good life you have given us. As I get older, more and more I realize what a good and decent life you and mom gave us. How many opportunities you gave us and for being there in the good times and the hard times in our life. Yesterday when Nancy and I were going through the pictures to display them we found this tribute that Mom wrote to Dad 7 years ago and so I'd like to read that now.

Dad, this is to you from Mom:

How to express I love you in terms that include 41 years of sensitive caring, loving from a husband who tries to please in every way.

For a young girl who was insecure on every date, who was always made to feel comfortable, loved, and special from the beginning. I even felt I could dance quite gracefully, quite a contrast from a stiff, 2 left footed dancer. I even felt like a competent conversationalist.

As a young bride I was always patiently encouraged as I learned to cook and fumble through pregnancy, housekeeping and mothering. I was always behind and energy was one of my havenots and so many frustrating situations developed because I was always unorganized and behind. (I don't know how a person could be organized with 10 children!) You were always patient with me, my outbursts and the children. One pregnant tired time, when I was doing well to keep one breath going after another, a speaker in MIA asked what I attributed our "getting along" ability to. I finally got my brain in gear to tell him that by the time I finally taught Lin to fight I was too tired to fight. You were always patient with the kids until diabetes-induced impatience showed up for a while. Each year my love and admiration grows for your patience for your afflictions, your love and knowledge of the gospel and your patience and love for me, your wife. I've never doubted your love or faithfulness to me or the children. I know that you love each member of our family dearly, all our daughters, sons ,and grandchildren. All I need are the words to express "I Love you"!

Dad, we love you very much! In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Nada Rawlins Wilkins. a daughter:

I know so many of you have heard dad speak at funerals before and we, all of us up here, feel like we have a hard person to follow. He told us that when he spoke at .... in fact that last couple of weeks it was such a joy to me to be with him and with mother and Ray was there one night and he said I remember dad that you always said that you are to teach the gospel at the funerals when you talk and dad didn't say many words those last couple of weeks but he spoke right up and he said: That's right! That's right.! And so hopefully each of us is able to teach a little bit about the gospel and about the plan of salvation. I have struggled and struggled to come with the right words to say and something special to share with you and mother offered me dad's scriptures to keep and I was so thrilled. What a joy that was to me to be able to take his scriptures and as I went through them he had, tucked away in one of the pockets, (this must be a sermon from somebody's funeral) it has the scriptures that were just the ones that I'd been looking for. The first one, and I won't do them all 'cause he did long talks and I only have 4 minutes! but, the first one is Job 14:14. In the first part of that scripture it says: If a man die, shall he rise again? Isn't that a question lots of people have - If a man die, shall he rise again? Job knew the answer, he was just asking. He knew the answer and later on (and if you've ever read Job, Job to me brings me strength, and if you ever feel like your burden is heavier than you can possibly bear, read Job. It just brings me such strength to say that I can go on and my Father in Heaven still loves me.) But in Job 19:26 he answers his own question. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in flesh shall I see God. We will be reunited again with our body through the resurrection. Through our Savior Jesus Christ we can have that resurrection and that being able to be combined again with our body, a whole body, not a body that had to be stuck every few hours to see what the blood was like and to give the insulin to, that was so weary he could hardly lift his head up. A body that is strong and can do all he wants to do without any limitations. I'm looking forward to that beautiful day! But where is he now. Where did our tather, our grandfather, our special dear friend go? He went to a special place. In Alma 40:11 it says this (when I read this scripture I said this is what I want to say): Now concerning the state of the soul between death and resurrection, behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil are taken home to that God who gave them life. (I think that's beautiful!) And than shall it come to pass that the spirits of those who are righteous are received into the state of happiness which is called Paradise... (That's where your grandfather is going.) ...Paradise, a state of rest, a state of peace where they shall rest from their troubles, from all their cares and their sorrows. That's where my father is he's in Paradise. He's in Paradise visiting with his parents, visiting with his brothers and with his dear, dear friends. We can just see him sitting out in some car visiting with Keith Clayson.

The last thing I want to say, and I've done more than my 4 minutes, is when dad's father died and he was just 15, 2 weeks before he died it was his birthday, it was his father's birthday, my grandfather, and he called dad in and he told him: I'm not going to live very long. And dad in his history he says: I don 't know how he knew he wasn 't going to live very long. (Our father knew he wasn't going to live very long those last few days, but anyway, that's a different story.) His father said to him: Don 't grieve too long or too hard and don't become bitter. In those last days before he went he told us the same. He said: I don 't want anyone to suffer too long on my account. He wants us to have peace and feel joy for him. It's going to be hard, we're going to miss him terribly but we love him and I'm so thankful for his care for us and I'm thankful for the Lord's blessing that I got through this alright. And I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Musical Number by Lindsay & Julia's grandchildren:

    Called To Serve

    Called to serve him Heavenly King of Glory,
    Chosen 'ere to witness for His name.
    Far and wide we tell the Father's story.
    Far and wide His love proclaim.

    Onward, ever onward, as we glory in His name.
    Onward, ever onward, as we glory in His name.
    Forward, pressing forward, as a triumph song we sing.
    God our strength will be, Press forward.
    Ever called to serve our King.

    Called to know the richness of His blessings
    Sons and daughters, children of a King.
    Glad of heart His holy name confessing
    Praises unto Him we sing.

    Onward, ever onward, as we glory in His name.
    Onward, ever onward, as we glory in His name.
    Forward, pressing forward, as a triumph song we sing.
    God our strength will be Press forward,
    Ever called to serve our King.

Jed Rawlins. a son:

I always figured as a mssionary that if you brought more books then you'd always have more things that you could refer to in case you lost your place. One of the great joys as a missionary was to listen to the tape of my farewell. The part that I remember this day, 20 plus years later, is that you'd be listening to the tape and my dear and beloved mother would be speaking and then she'd stop and you'd hear the papers shuffle on the tape and then she'd say: Man them 5 pages went fast! So I brought enough pages that I'm not going to run out.

As we were given the admonition to preach about the Gospel - How do you talk about the Plan of Salvation and go into it in depth in 5 minutes? Now that's a challenge. Now Nada had the help of Dad's talk and dad's scriptures, I got Mom's so maybe my talk won't be near as good, but then again it may be better, we'll see.

I've spent a lot of time in business. I have a Masters in Business and my brother-in- law is sitting in the back and occasionally when I make a mistake he'll say: Jed,you have a Masters in Business, how come you messed up like that? But one of the things that they teach you in Business is that you've got to have a goal. You've got to have a mission statement. You've got to know where you want to go. And it hit me, a few years ago, that the Lord has given us that and it's found in Moses 1:39. And I know all of vou have heard it but I want to repeat it. "For behold, this is my work and my glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man . . . to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Now how can we do that? We're all here and no one wanted to live and enjoy life as much as my dad. And almost everyone of you here that have spent any time with him can tell at least one story, if not hours of stories, of things he said and ways that he touched people. But dad didn't want to half live. He said: If I'm going to live, I want to live and that Astro Van has 150 thousand miles on it since 1988 and that doesn't include the 50 thousand miles on the pickup. If there was someplace to go, if there was a mission farewell, if there was a wedding, if there was a mission homecoming, if there was a funeral, dad went because he loved people. Maybe that's the way our Father in Heaven feels about all of us. You saw the 12 rows of people who came in from the family prayer. I looked around and thought gee they could be in here and well the whole building is filled with all of our brothers and sisters and now I understand a little better how our Father in Heaven loves each and everyone of us because I saw my dad love each and everyone of us. And that includes, and I want you to know that I appreciate this more in the last few years more than I ever did as a teenager, that includes when he had 5 teenage drivers on his insurance.

Rita the other night was sitting there and this hit us all differently - with our father going we've all taken it different. The hardest part for me was getting him ready for when the mortuary came and picked him up, that's when it hit me the hardest. Nancy was having a real hard time just a few minutes ago and I know shte's had other hard times qnd we've all had different times and its hit us all differently. But here's a poem, author unknown:

    When God sends forth a tiny soul
    to learn the ways of earth,
    A mother's love is waiting there,
    we call this wonder - birth.
    When God calls home a tired soul
    And stills the fleeting breath,
    A Father's love is waiting there,
    this too is birth - not death.

Dad never wanted to be half dead. He never wanted it. As a missionary I got a letter when one of our neighbors had had a stroke and he said: I hope this business of half- dying never happens to me. If I'm going to live I'm going to live and if I'm going to die, I want to die.

Well like mom, that 4 minutes went awful quick. Let me sum it up by bearing my testimony, and I always lack for words in bearing my testimony. But this fine book is full of words and testimonies and this one expresses mine:

    I know that my Redeemer lives.
    Triumphant Savior, Son of God,
    Victorious over pain and death
    My King, my Leader, my Lord.

    He lives my one sure rock of faith,
    The one bright hope of men on earth,
    The beacon to a better way
    The light beyond the veil of death.

    Oh give me thy sweet spirit still
    The peace that comes alone from Thee.
    The faith to walk the lonely road
    That leads to thine eternity.

OK Ray, you don't have to hit me, I'm done. I know where my father is. I hope that I can live as good a life as he did. A tribute was paid last Sunday when one of the Sunday School teachers in the ward or Priesthood leaders said: If there ever was a man that died that had a chance of making it to the Celestial Kingdom it's Lindsay Rawlins-I'd trade places with him anyday. And I can't think of a finer tribute. And I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Glen Rawlins. a son:

You know dad was very explicit on how this funeral should happen and what we should all say and just like dad he had a back-up plan and slipped the scriptures to Nada, just in case we didn't cover the right ones. He always had a plan.
I'm going to read just a few scriptures from the first chapter of Moses and I'm going to substitute some words and if you want to know what it really says, you can read it later. Dad had many heroes and his heroes came from the Book of Mormon and from the Bible. And one of his heroes was Moses and often when we'd be out in the wilderness in Southern Utah he'd draw parallels to what Moses must have gone through. He sometimes thought he was Moses I think. In fact if you never got a chance to watch the movie The Ten Commandments with Lindsay and Josephus corrections, you never saw the show The Ten Commandments! I often felt like Cecil B. DeMille missed his mark by not bringing in dad as a consultant on that movie hut when you were done with that movie you knew which part of it was true and which part wasn't. So he loved Moses. I suspect one of the people he'll look up first is Moses. Moses got a glimpse ahead of his death of what it might be like and I'd like to just read part of this to you. And I'm not very good at reading in front of crowds and I've got these bifocals which makes it tougher but we're going to try:

The words of God which He spake unto Moses at the time which Moses was caught up into the exceedingly high mountain. And he saw God face to face and he talked to him and the Glory of God was upon Lindsay, therefore Lindsay could endure His presence. And God spake unto Lindsay saying Behold I am the Lord God Almighty and Endless is my name. And I am without beginning of days or end of years and is not this endless? And behold thou art my son wherefore look I will show thee the workmanship of mine hand, but not all for all the works are without end. And also my words for they will never cease. I'll skip to verse 6. And now I have a work for thee, Lindsay, my son, Thou art in similitude of mine only begotten and my only begotten is and shall be the Savior for He is full of grace and truth but there is no God beside me and all things are present with me for I know them all.

Dad's greatest love was learning. Learning everything whether it meant learning what the newest strain of wheat that would give the greatest yield in this climate or learning the deep doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the last few years his body has slowed down. He's found it harder to read, harder to study but now he has possessed a gift as described here where he can learn anything he wants to learn. Learn it with instantaneous response. He can see anything he wants to see. Twice in the last 3 days I have felt his presence and I know he's here. He wants us to mourn today. Tomorrow he wants the hrnthers and sisters to work full time raising those grandkids the way he wants them raised. And those grandkids, he wants you all to go on a mission, he wants you to love your Grandma, he wants you to love your parents. 75 years ago, I'm convinced we all sat in a room in the pre existence and took a vote and decided that Lindsay was the toughest one and we'd send him down first to get started making a home for us and now we've sent him on up there. In a few years we'll all follow and I guarantee you, dad will have a place we're all proud to go to. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Ray Rawlins. a son:

Now you're probably all wondering why I keep looking at my watch. It's because if this meeting doesn't end on time he's coming out of here and will reprimand the whole lot of us!

As I tried to think about what I could talk about on Saturday as I went home, my calling in the church is Executive Secretary to the Stake President and I went home to do my assignment to get ready for Sunday's Stake Presidency Meeting and when I got my agendas done I said I have to think about my talk. At that instant in time my mind said you go get the King Follet discourse and you'll find in there what to say. So I'm going to tell you what Lindsay Rawlins instructed me to tell you and I dare not do otherwise.

Now for those of you who don't know the King Follet discourse was given in April Conference of 1844 in Nauvoo. A few days before Elder King Follet, and it took me a long time to figure out that this wasn't a "King" king - that was his first name King Follet who had been killed while digging a well in Nauvoo and the prophet Joseph Smith gave his funeral talk to General Conference with 20,000 saints present and I think dad will forgive me for reading this. He did not believe in ever reading a talk but in the few minutes I have I'm going to give you this because I cannot do better than the Prophet Joseph Smith.

"These are the first principle of consolation. How consoling to the mourners when they are called to part with a husband, wife father, mother, child or dear relative, to know that, although the earthly tabernacle is laid down and dissolved, they shall rise again to dwell in everlasting burnings in immortal glory, not to sorrow, suffer, or die any more; but they shall be heirs of God and joint heirs with Jesus Christ. What is it? To inherit the same power, the same glory and the same exaltation of God, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same glory and the same exaltation, until you arrive at the station of a God, and ascend the throne of eternal power, the same as those that have gone before. What did Jesus do? Why: I do the things I saw my Father do when worlds came rolling into existence. My Father worked out his kingdom with fear and trembling, and I must do the same; and when I get my kingdom, I shall present it to my Father, so that He may obtain kingdom upon kingdom, and it will exalt him in glory. He will then take a higher exaltation and I will take His place, and thereby become exalted myself So that Jesus treads in the tracks of his Father, and inherits what God did before; and God is thus glorified and exalted in the salvation and exaltation of all his children. It is this principle of the Gospel about which so much has been said.

When you climb up a ladder, you must begin at the bottom, and ascend step by step, until you arrive at the top; and so it is with the principles of the Gospel - you must begin with the first and go on until you learn all the principles of exaltation. But it will be a great while after you have passed through the veil before you will have learned them. It is not all to be accomplished in this world; it will be a great work to learn our salvation and exaltation even beyond the grave."

My father, your grandfather and friend has gone on to show us the path to become exalted. It is our responsibility to bring his exaltation .......

Bishop Jessop:

...benediction.We would ask those that are going to the cemetery to please drive carefully, to turn their lights on and to be respectful of the traffic laws and regulations. As we get down there we will have the dedication of the grave by Mark Rawlins, a son, and then for the immediate family and friends we have a luncheon set up in the cultural hall and we invite you back for that.

Musical Number by Lindsay & Julia's older grandchildren:

Together Forever

Well it's hard to say "Goodbye" and let go.
And it's hard to see it end,
When the memories we've just made
May never happen again.

But it's harder for time to ever erase
The together times we' ve shared.
So when we're apart remember
All the love we've shared together
And for all that love,

Thank the Lord above who showed us the way
That we can be together forever someday.
We can be together forever someday.
We will be together forever someday.

We will be together forever someday.
We will be together forever someday.
We will be together forever someday.

Benediction bv Nancy Rawlins Birch. a daughter:

Our Father in Heaven. We're very grateful this day for our blessing. We're thankful for the spirit that has been here. We're thankful for those beautiful grandchildren of Lindsay's. We're grateful for the love that dad had for mom and the example of a loving husband that he gave to all of us. We're thankful for his sense of humor, for his love, for Ills caring, his example. We're thankful that he gave us and instilled in all of us a willingness and a wantingness to learn. We pray Father that thou will dismiss us this day. That Thy spirit might go with us. That at this dismissal we might rededicate our lives to Thee. And we say these things in the name of Thy son Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dedicatory Prayer by Mark Rawlins, a son

Our dear Father in Heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Melchizedec Priesthood which I hold, I dedicate this grave as the final resting place for Lindsay Marcus Rawlins, my father, a beloved husband. Now Father we ask that this resting place be guarded and protected by Thy angels until the morning of the first resurrection when dad will come forth. And we ask Thy blessing upon us that you will watch over him now as he has watched over us as a family for all of these years and as he's watched over and protected us the last few days and comforted us - as he's been here. We ask Thee to bless this sight that nothing will disturb it and that his remains will remain undisturbed and protected until the resurrection. This prayer I offer in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.


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