Wendy
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  • Stanwood, WA
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My name is Wendy and I am a relatively new member. I lost my husband of 27 years, June 8th, 2019 to homicide. He was one of five lives that were lost in a mass killing in White Swan, WA. He was the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by bluebird Apr 13.

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Wendy and William Gardener are now friends
Jul 6
bluebird replied to Wendy's discussion New Member
"Wendy, My husband died as well, though in a very different way (sudden heart attack).  I'm sure that the way your husband died adds additional pain and stress to your life, and I am sorry you are having to experience that. I know you will…"
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Homicide Survivors Group

I'm starting this group in hopes that people who come to oninegriefsupport in the U.S.  can share in their experiences and grief for homicide related deaths. There are tons of support grief services for cancer, alzheimers, loss of children, suicide, ..I could go on. But there are not many support groups for homicide related issues. With the growing gun-related deaths, I thought it would be prudent to create this small sub-group here.I know that grief is very unique and it shouldn't be compared…See More
Apr 7
Wendy replied to Nicole's discussion Lost my husband the father of my kids and bestfriend . in the group Lost My Spouse...
"I too lost my husband, the father of my three sons, in June unexpectedly. I would have never imagined being a widow. As it is still relatively new for me as well, I don’t know the answer as to whether it gets easier. I can only hope and pray…"
Apr 7
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My name is Wendy and I am a relatively new member. I lost my husband of 27 years, June 8th, 2019 to homicide. He was one of five lives that were lost in a mass killing in White Swan, WA. He was the love of my life. The circumstances surrounding his death are still surreal to me. During the initial months that followed that horrific day, my three Sons and I were only provided details of his murder through national media coverage. A life that was very private became very public knowledge as my…See More
Apr 7
Wendy commented on Susie H's group surviving family members' murders
"My heart goes out to you as I recently experienced the loss of my husband who was murdered. We had been together 31 years, married 27. I remember as if it was yesterday, the phone call, the driving frantically to reach the crime scene, waiting for…"
Dec 6, 2019
Wendy joined Susie H's group
Dec 6, 2019
Wendy commented on Jon-Paul Ackerman's group Lost My Spouse...
"This is the first year in 31 years that my husband will not be here. I've not put up a tree or participated in any holiday celebrations. Instead, my Son, unpacked our tree and decorations we had collected thru the years and while visiting his…"
Dec 6, 2019
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I am creating this site for the many of us who have suffered several losses. I lost my mom, dad, grandma(2nd mom), grandpa, my beloved dog and divorce.Many of us have lost more than one person or event.Come share!See More
Dec 4, 2019
Wendy is now a member of Online Grief Support - A Social Community
Dec 4, 2019

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About Me:
I reside in Western Washington. I am an Outreach Director for a Substance Abuse Disorder Non Profit. I have three Sons, 10 Grandchildren.
About my Loss:
My Husband of 27 years, Dennis Overacker, was tragically taken from us in a mass slaying that occurred in White Swan, WA on June 8th, 2019.

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