I would like to address the Bertchs’ concerns of the Mount Pisgah Cemetery beautification and sculpture programs as well as the concert in the gardens series. I truly feel sorry for the Bertchs that they believe that the cemetery is a place for sorrow and mourning only.
I realize that losing a loved one is an extremely sorrowful time in one’s life, but I also consider the cemetery as a place of remembrance and a place for celebration of life. I come from a longtime Campbell County homesteading family. I was born and raised in Gillette and have lived most of my 86 years in Gillette. I don’t have enough space to list all of my family members interred at Mount Pisgah, which includes my wife of 52 years.