Vanessa Bryant announces ‘celebration of life’ for Kobe, Gianna

first_img Loading… Vanessa Bryant announced plans for a public celebration of life for her late husband Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna on February 24 in a touching Instagram post on Friday.Advertisement ”#2, #24 #20 years as a Laker,” the bereaved wife and mother wrote in the post, confirming that a memorial service would be held at Staples Center arena that Monday morning at 10:00 (1800 GMT). She said more details were to come.Gianna Bryant wore No. 2 for her school basketball team and Kobe Bryant wore No. 24 in the later stages of his iconic 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.Kobe Bryant, 41, and 13-year-old Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the rugged hills west of Los Angeles on January 26.The event will fall on a day between two Lakers home games, but the rival Los Angeles Clippers will host the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA game at the arena in downtown Los Angeles that night.Lee Zeidman, president of Staples Center, told the Los Angeles Times that getting the court ready for the game won’t be a problem.“Staples Center has hosted over 220 doubleheaders in its 20-year history,” Zeidman said. “While this is going to be a very emotional day for the Bryant family, the Los Angeles Lakers, the city of Los Angeles, as well as for the men and women who work at Staples Center, we are very confident we will be ready for 6 pm doors opening for the Clippers-Memphis game following the ceremony.”Staples Center, also the home of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings and venue for concerts and events such as the recent Grammy Awards, has hosted memorials for recording artists Michael Jackson and Nipsey Hussle.Fans mourning Bryant had made the area outside Staples a spontaneous shrine, leaving mountains of flowers along with basketballs, jerseys, stuffed animals and other mementoes.Those items have been cleared away, with thousands of them being sent to Vanessa Bryant at her request.The Lakers themselves paid emotional tribute to Bryant there in their first game after the club legend’s death, when they hosted the Portland Trail Blazers five days after the accident.People gather around a makeshift memorial for former NBA and Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant, who was among nine people killed in a January 26 helicopter crashRead Also: Clippers land Morris for playoff push at NBA trade deadlineGianna’s teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester, Alyssa’s parents John and Keri Altobelli, Payton’s mother Sarah Chester, basketball coach Christina Mauser and pilot Ara Zobayan also died in the crash, which remains under investigation.A memorial service was scheduled for Monday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim for the Altobelli family. John Altobelli, 56, was a longtime coach of the Orange Coast College baseball team.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time12 Celebrities Who Almost Ruined Their Careers With One Movie7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value10 Outrageous Ideas That Made People Ridiculously Richlast_img read more

Mr. Larry Wayne Boggs

first_imgMr. Larry Wayne Boggs, age 75, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 7, 1943, at home in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Edward Sinclair and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs. Larry was a 1960 graduate of the Vevay High School and earned his associates degree from Miller Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Larry was inducted into the United States Army on March 26, 1964, in Madison, Indiana, serving during the Vietnam War. Larry earned the marksman badge and was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on October 31, 1969 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Larry was united in marriage on December 27, 1968, at the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church, to Janet E. Cook. This happy union was blessed with two sons, Michael and Mark. Larry and Janet shared nearly 50 loving years of marriage together until his death. Larry owned and operated Boggs Tax Service in Vevay, Indiana, for over 50 years. Larry was employed as an auditor for the Indiana Department of Revenue, from 1965 – 1979. He owned operated the Swiss Supermarket in Vevay, Indiana, from 1979 – 1985. Larry owned and operated the Benedict Coal-Oil Business in Vevay, Indiana, from 1974 – 1979. Larry was a member of the Switzerland Baptist Church, Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He was a member of the Switzerland Masonic Lodge No. 122 F&AM, for 49 years. Larry resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. Larry enjoyed attending sporting events, spending time with his children and grandchildren, tinkering on his F150 pickup truck in his garage, playing euchre, bowling, boating and skiing. Larry passed away at 12:27 p.m., Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Larry will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 50 years, Janet E. (Cook) Boggs of Vevay, IN; his sons, Michael Boggs and his wife: Christy of Johnson City, TN and Mark Boggs and his wife: LeeAnn of Vevay, IN; his grandchildren, Austin Boggs, Kyle Neubert, Katy Neubert, Alec Boggs, Carlee Boggs, and Claire Boggs; his great-granddaughter, Amelia Boggs; his brother, Jerry Boggs and his wife: Linda of Bonita Springs, FL; his sister, Dawn Elston and her husband: Dillion of Pendleton, IN; his sisters-in-law, Donna Johnson and her husband: Ernie of Rising Sun, IN, Lois Cook of Sellersburg, IN and Shirley Cook of Lawrenceburg, IN and his numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Sinclair Boggs, died November 24, 1982 and Hazel Juanita (Sigmon) Boggs, died June 4, 1993; his nieces, Damita Elston, died December 20, 1973 and Jennifer Lynn Boggs, died September 17, 1995; his nephew, Edward Grant Boggs, died December 12, 2009; his great-nephew, Trevor Kyle Boggs, died June 28, 1996; his sister-in-law, Mary Ann Scudder and his brothers-in-law, Delbert Scudder, William Cook and Harold Cook.Friends may call 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, March 30, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Masonic Services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018, at the funeral home.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 11:00 am, by Rev. C. Martin Justice at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Full military rites and interment will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be made to the Switzerland Baptist Church or Mr. Larry W. Boggs Endowment Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more