Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Memorial Service Updates

Due to the amazing and overwhelming amount of support and, therefore, suspected turnout for the service, we are changing the location for Nacho's memorial to Hudson Hall (Roger's Music Center) on the Willamette Campus. The service will still be at 3:00 with a reception immediately following. Signs will be on campus directing you to the new location.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Memorial Contributions

Nacho’s passions ran wide and deep. In honor of his memory, contributions can be made to one of the following funds in the areas that best represent his children’s passions.

1. Willamette Academy

Willamette Academy at Willamette University is a college access program committed to empowering youth who have the desire and potential to advance to higher education, targeting those who are historically under-represented at colleges and universities in the United States. Willamette Academy is a supplemental education program in which diverse students are challenged and inspired to enhance their critical thinking skills, see themselves as leaders in their community, and develop a love of learning. Our hope is that through community support and cooperative efforts with families and public schools, Willamette Academy students will develop a stronger foundation on which to build their futures.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: Willamette Academy, Willamette University, 900 State St., SE, Salem, OR 97301

2. The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School (JGEMS)

The Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School provides an engaging and meaningful focus for students to achieve Oregon academic standards. Through partnerships with community and governmental organizations, an integrated curriculum design and an emphasis on field-based projects, students will actively apply their knowledge and skills as they improve our local and global environments.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: JGEMS, attn: Karen Weddle,1285 21st St. NE Salem, OR 97301

3. TLC (Terra Lynne Cordova) Fund

Nacho’s daughter, Terra Lynne, was born with a rare chromosome disorder, Trisomy 9 Mosaic, and requires expenses for medical therapy which are very costly. This fund has been created for those financial demands which will be a hardship for Michelle in the years to come.

Donations can be sent as a memorial to: TLC Fund, c/o Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service & Oakleaf Crematory, 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR 97301

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wednesday Memorial Service

We will be having a memorial service in honor of Nacho on Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm at Cone Chapel at Willamette University. We will have a reception afterward at the Cat Cavern on campus.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Memorial Service Wednesday afternoon

To Nacho's dear friends, families, colleagues and students,

I am blessed to be supported with so much love from such an amazing group of people! I am enjoying reading every single thought, hope, prayer and poem you are posting! Please.... keep them coming!

We will be having a short memorial service in honor of Nacho on Wednesday, July 20th at Cone Chapel at Willamette University here in Salem. Time and details forthcoming, but it will be in the afternoon most likely with a short reception to follow.

I will be in touch shortly with more details.

Again, thank you for your overwhelming love and support during this time.

With love,

Saturday, July 16, 2011

It is with deep regret that we are reporting the loss of our beloved Nathaniel 'Nacho' Cordova. Arrangements will be announced as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please keep the Cordova family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

This blog was created so you can share your stories and feelings.

Nacho was killed instantly in a scooter accident near Hebo, Oregon, this afternoon.

Here is a link with a little more information.

Michelle has chosen to honor Nacho's memory by suggesting donations be made to one of three meaningful organizations that are representative of their family. We hope to have information posted soon with a link to make your donation online if you wish.