The funeral service for Jason Workman was held in the stake center today. There was a large crowd. Gov. Herbert as well as Elder Webb, a 70 representing the church and several dozen Navy Seals attended the funeral. Bishop Joe Lyman conducted and did a good job. All his brothers, as well as his mother gave moving tributes and memories about his life. One of his close friends in the Seals also gave insights as to the level of danger in his assignments, and how well he had performed in each mission.
It was a fitting tribute to Jason and many of his friends came to pay tribute. After the funeral they asked us to remain in our seats and they took the casket followed by his family outside. They did a 21 gun salute, plus they played taps. Jason will be buried in the Arlington cemetary this coming Friday. He was only 33 years old.
Afterwards they had a lunch for everyone at the armory. Steve stayed to work in the garden but I went down and was able to talk to all the Workmans. I hadn't seen Tim nor Steven for quite some time. All the boys did a great job speaking about their brother. Sister Workman and her sister had some very good messages as well. I was also able to visit with AJ Mexican, Rachelle Shumway, Maureen Olsen. There were quite a few of Jason's friends who came to the funeral: Tate Bennett, Denim Lyman, Cory Halliday, Brad Harris, Jimmy Ray and probably lots I didn't recognize. Ian Nielson also spoke and did an exceptional job. He and Jason served in Pittsburg together.
Today is my Brother Clint's birthday. He was born in 1950, and died in 1982. He would have been 61 this year, but was only 32 when he died. I miss him still and wish he were here to share his quirky sense of humor with his neices and nephews.