In Memory Of Our Silent Keys

My chair is sitting empty.

My call's no longer heard

My radio rests quietly.

From it comes no words.

On my shack door is a message.

That reads "From Me to Thee"

My frequency's much higher now

I've become a Silent Key

Judy Hudson KC9CCJ

In Memory of past DeForest ARC Members

William 'Bill' Applegate W8EKG - 1983

Mike Bailey AB8AM - November 2007

Glenna Blackburn KC8JXD - January 2002
Norma Jean Boone KB8QNR - January 2002

William 'Bill' Brodt WA8UHE - August 1979

Erwin 'Erv' Carrigan KA8EKG - December 1992

Faye Carrigan KA8QWZ - March 1998

Francis 'Sonny' Cobb KB8SRU - April 2014

Lance Copas N8MGY - June 2012

Roy M. Foster III NL7FK - August 2011

Kenny Fulton KB4MVF - May 2001

Karen Groves KB8QMV - February 2013

James Harmon KB8YEX - July 2005

Garry Howard N8SVW

Paul Howelett EMA Director - June 2005

Marian Hurley KA8ESC - June 2014

Tom Hurley WA8VVC - July 1986

Henry Jones KB8VBK - March 1998

Isaac Jones WA8WOB - March 2001 & Mary Jones

Charlie Kendall KC4VGF - February 1998

Noel Kennedy KD4LJN - December 2000

Terry Kidder - December 1996

John Kimble KB8JML - July 2013

Harold King K8YGV - July 2002 - club founder

Linda Kay King K8YGV – December 2014

Martha King KB8WGV - October 2010

Jayne Lambert KC8LUH - September 27, 2013

Lyle Lambert KC8DDY - September 27, 2013

Nadine Lewis KB8SCW - April 2002

Gene Liggett W8ON

William "Bill" Mangus N8SND - September 2010

Rich(ard) McCane K8IG - December 2012

Peggy McDowell - December 1997

Ben Metcalfe, JR AC4KO - January 1999

Arthur RAY Music KC8CXO - April 2011

Richard Newbauer KA8EKC - July 2008

Earl Paquette WA8YIQ - January 2007

Herb Penn NQ8X

Doris Pierro KG4OET - June 2014

John Pitcher K8RJ

Donald Ramsey K8DN

Joe Rogers KB8VPR - November 2007

Edgar Rohrback KB8VBG - September 1998

Charles Schumacher Jr. KB8BDL

Ben Searle - KC4UXA - November 1992

Robert Stratton WA8CFX - August 1993 - club founder

Richard Stultz KB8QNP - January 2009

Bob Warner KW4BJ - February 2005

Thomas Webb N8WBU - 2001

Paul Whitehead KQ4TN - January 2005

Forever we will remember them, and hold them in our hearts as Silent Keys


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The Silent Key Memorial and the poem "In Memory Of Our Silent Keys"
was created by Judy Hudson KC9CCJ and is used on the DeForest ARC Memorial page with her permission