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Remembering Loved Ones

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Getting through the holidays can be a challenge for those who have lost a family member, a friend, or a loved one. Billings Clinic tries to help families during those tough times.

The hospital held its Season of Luminaria prayer service to honor those who lost their lives. It was an emotional night for the families. But they say it helps them get through their grief and see hope in the future.

Lori Noyes and her mom joined other families, honoring and remembering their loved ones. She lost her father, Walt, this past August.

"He was a WWII veteran, the glue of our family," she said. "We miss him. It's been real hard for my mom. They were married. They were soul mates for 67 years. So it's hard for her to do without him everyday."

Lori's father served in Iwo Jima and Saipan during WWII.

"He always said that every day he had after the war was a blessing that he never felt he would come out of that," Lori said. "So he thought he was very lucky to live to be 88 and so he just thought that he was given a blessing living a long life and we were glad because we had him."

But she says the Luminaria is helping her get through celebrating Christmas without her father.

"Just to know that there's hope, that life goes on after we do," she said. "I was so proud of my dad. He was such an awesome man. He was a Marine, Semper Fi. Always faithful, that summed him up in a nutshell. Faithful to his family, to his friends, to his country. I'm just so proud of him. He just leaves that special spot in my heart."

Lori says she hopes the support from the event and family members will help her mom get through Christmas too.

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