Letter to the Editor: Thanks for all the support
June 6, 2011
On behalf of the Garre family I want to thank all of the people of your community who responded to the passing of our son, Kip Garre. There were so many people involved, many of whose names we never knew who went out of their way to provide us help and solace during a very difficult time.
We wish to thank the searchers and rescuers, the Inyo sheriffand#8217;s department, the helicopter pilots, the pilot who flew us to see where the accident happened, and photographers and friends who put together the whole celebration. We thank the people who loaned houses to us to stay and meet in, Kipand#8217;s sponsors and#8212; Mountain Hardware, K2, and Oakley, the restaurateurs and hoteliers, beverage distributors and the staff at Squaw Valley for all they did in making Kipand#8217;s and Allisonand#8217;s and#8220;Celebration of Lifeand#8221; a reality.
To the many friends of Kip and Allison who we met and do not know by name who were there to show their support and to introduce us to the and#8220;Larger Worldand#8221; side of Kip.
We were overwhelmed by the love and support shown us during our stay at Squaw and will hold all of you who did so much in our hearts forever. As terrible as this tragedy was, there is a light to hold onto and#8212; that Kip and Allison were much loved and respected in their community and made a difference in the world.
Thank you again for all you did and#8212; it will never be forgotten.
Chip (Colyer W.) Garre and#8212; Kipand#8217;s Dad
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