The family of George Ligon would like to thank those in the Boone community who have been so supportive during this past year. Kathy Beach and staff at Rumple Memorial Presbyterian Church of Blowing Rock have walked with us in our grief and provided prayers, fellowship and welcome despite the distance that separates us. Other churches and pastors across Watauga County also offered their facilities for our use, including Boone United Methodist and St. Luke’s Episcopal, and the gathering of pastors to pray during the memorial service meant more than we can express.

The family is grateful to George’s workplace for initiating the welfare check and supporting those on the scene with information to the greatest extent possible. Cards and painted memorial stones placed at the house brought comfort. The Boone Moose Lodge and Stick Boy bakery provided space and food as friends and family gathered over the summer. Matt Osteen and Amber Robinson were instrumental in helping us arrange the perfect setting to gather and share stories about George and Michelle and to laugh and grieve together. The Quiet Givers organization helped in many ways behind the scenes to support our family. The outpouring of support showed us why George and Michelle loved their hometown of Boone.

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