Skip to content
May 22, 2013 / Ingrid

Beautiful Marker

Choosing a marker can be a very personal and difficult decision. We had considered traditional and modern but opted to customize Jesse’s marker in a way that most exhibited his character…

We chose a deep black stone for the bold, strong young man Jesse was. The front and back are smooth & shiny and the edges are rough & rugged…which are all adjectives we would use to describe him. 🙂 The etched scene of woods, three deer and water fully encompass his love for the Hourigan family farm, hunting and the great outdoors. We opted to make Jesse’s last name prominent for his pride of being a Hourigan, especially to be a part of the Hourigan men. And lastly, per Jesse’s request, he wanted the words “Never Gave Up” on his marker. He stood behind the motto of our family and promised specific people that he would do just that…Never Give Up.

The placement of the marker really tugged at our hearts….it makes it real, it’s done and oh, so many tears.

Psalm 63:8
“My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.”

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.



Leave a Comment
  1. Leilani / May 22 2013 11:27 am

    It’s beautiful! I’m sure Jesse is looking down from heaven in his healthy body, approving your choice!


  2. Steve / May 22 2013 11:29 am

    May God continue to bless your family as your family continues to bless us!! Thank you for adding to my “bucket”, once again.


  3. Diane Snellenberger / May 22 2013 12:52 pm

    How beautiful! The thought that went into it, describes Jesse. I didn’t know him real personably, but everything I have read and what people have done in his honor and memory, makes him a very special person. I am so honored to have been part of Jesses Journey. Thank you


  4. Cindy chambers / May 22 2013 2:25 pm

    What a beautiful marker on Jesses resting place!!


  5. Shelly / May 22 2013 8:11 pm

    Oh my sweet friend. I wish I was with you. I love you.


  6. Chrystal / May 23 2013 5:28 am

    That is just perfect!


  7. lynn konrad / May 23 2013 2:53 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!


  8. Andy Harris / May 24 2013 9:33 am

    An absolutely perfect and beautiful representation of Jesse and his life.


  9. hwschmidt / May 26 2013 11:30 am

    Trinity Sunday, Peace with Justice Sunday
    Everlasting God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and ever live amd reign in the perfect unity of love. Grant that we may always hold firmly and joyfully to this faith, and living in praise of your devine majesty, and finally be one in you, who are three persons in one God, for ever and ever. We also celebrate Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of ALL our falling heroes, especially Jesse. This memorial monument to Jesse is a tribute to him and God’s creation. I am sure that he, Jesse, and the Lord approve this eternal prayer as well as a permanent sign of Scott’s, Ingrid’s, Savannah’s, and all our love. Lord our God and Savior, who sent the disciples and apostels to the very ends of the earth to teach and proclaim your message, to reveal the mysteries of our faith grant that this monument of Jesse be the instrument through which we praise and give thanks of your great works.
    Again, we put Jesse’s and your names on top of our prayer list. We love you all, and bless you.
    In Christ,hermann


  10. Erin Mills Engle / May 29 2013 1:15 pm

    it’s beautiful!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s