Monday, February 4, 2008

Gathering To Remember Marcheline



Saturday September 1, 2007 - Roxbury Memorial Park in Beverly Hills, California. Family and friends gather to pay tribute to Marcheline. In attendance were sister Debbie Martin with husband Ron and son Corey. Also paying their respects were brother Rolland Bertrand with son Francis, Jon Voight, John Trudell, Lauren Taines, Belinia Beatty, Jade Dixon with daughter Barbie, Cis Rundele, and Bill Day.


Jon Voight arrived with a rose bush at a spot not far from where Marcheline lived for many years. The group planted the rose bush, then held hands in a circle and spoke about Marcheline for close to 1 hour. Marcheline's sister Debbie also presented a beautiful homemade quilt that was embroidered with family photos. Marcheline passed away nearly eight months prior to this gathering, but the sense of loss and sorrow was still felt strongly by her loving family and friends.

6 comments:

marie miles said...

how beautiful! i'm sure that rose bush will never die-just as our love for marcheline. i wish i could have been there to hold hands and share the warm thoughts.my love to you all!
marie miles-marcheline's god-daughter

Anonymous said...

I hope this isn't seen as distrespectufl for asking. But what was Jon Voight's purpose for going to this event? He recently accused Ms. Bertrand of turning his kids against him. As family members does this seem insulting to her memory? To come to her memorial and then seemingly attack her job as a mother?

Anonymous said...

The gathering was intended (in part) to be about forgiveness. Obviously, it didn't solve all the issues. But there is always hope. It did provide comfort to many.

joey said...

Hi on jan 28 i will pray for marcheline to remember her and pray to god that she has found joy in that she seated next to god as an angle. God bless her and her family.

god bless marchelin and her family, from joe
basking ridge new jersey

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