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LUKE'S EARTHLY BIRTHDAYS

LUCAS CHRISTOPHER ROSS.....1979....1980....1981....1982....1983....1984.... 1985....1986....1987....1988....1989....1990....1991....1992....1993.... 1994....1995....1996....1997....1998....1999....2000....FOREVER 21....

days since Luke was born





LUCAS CHRISTOPHER ROSS


"Luke"

October 31, 1979 - April 3, 2001

21 years old

Acute Bronchopneumonia

BORN... Soda Springs, Idaho

DIED... Cave Creek, Arizona

CREMATED... Ashes rest in parent's home

PARENTS... Robin and Christine Ross

SISTER... Emily











Luke was born on Halloween in Soda Springs, Idaho

Luke died at the age of 21 at home in Cave Creek, Arizona
from Acute Bronchopneumonia

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers













THE BOOK OF LUKE


Have you read this life-long story?
It's called THE BOOK OF LUKE.
Take a trip though yesteryear,
As you read each chapter through.

newborn, age 1, age 2, age 3


Introduction:
LUKE IS BORN
It's Halloween,
you know.

Chapter 1:
EMBRACING LIFE
How fast that first
year seems to go.

Chapter 2:
OUR LIVES ENRICHED
His love of life
he shares so much.

Chapter 3:
REACHING OUT
His unique and
special touch.

age 4, age 5, age 6, age 7


Chapter 4:
GROWING FAST
He runs, and laughs,
and plays.

Chapter 5:
OFF TO SCHOOL
Teaching others
his special ways.

Chapter 6:
OUR LITTLE MAN
A cub scout
he becomes.

Chapter 7:
ILLNESS PREVAILS
Unsure of where
it comes from.

age 8, age 9, age 10, age 11


Chapter 8:
ATTEMPTING ESCAPE
Epilepsy has
him enslaved.

Chapter 9:
THE WINNING KID
Rewarded for
being so brave.

Chapter 10:
SECOND PLACE RIBBON
The science fair
at his school.

Chapter 11:
ELECTED ESCORT
It's homecoming,
he's so cool.

age 12, age 13, age 14, age 15


Chapter 12:
CHOSEN SWEETHEART
In the court
he is a beau.

Chapter 13:
MOVING AWAY
To Arizona
we all go.

Chapter 14:
OUT ON A DATE
His very first
high school dance.

Chapter 15:
FALLING IN LOVE
His very first
real romance.

age 16, age 17, age 18, age 19


Chapter 16:
LEARNING TO DRIVE
So proud in his
very first car.

Chapter 17:
GRADUATION
High school's done
with plans to go far.

Chapter 18:
OFF TO COLLEGE
Playing music
from his soul.

Chapter 19:
TELLURIDE
Where heartbreak
takes it toll.

age 20, age 21


Chapter 20:
BACK HOME AGAIN
Such a blessing
in disguise.

Chapter 21:
CELEBRATION
Then he just
lays down and dies.

Luke's gravestone


Although it seems this is THE END
Pages ripped out at 21.
No more chapters here on earth,
But THE BOOK OF LUKE has just begun.

© Christine Ross
~ in memory of Lucas Christopher Ross 1979 - 2001








LUKE'S EARTHLY BIRTHDAY CAKES


ONE YEAR - Luke our little spook






TWO YEARS - Luke our little pumpkin






THREE YEARS - Luke our treat






FOUR YEARS - Dukes of Hazzard






FIVE YEARS - Gremlins




SIX YEARS - UFO




SEVEN YEARS - Spooky




EIGHT YEARS - Garfield




NINE YEARS - LSU Football




TEN YEARS - Skeleton




ELEVEN YEARS - Birthday Wishes




TWELVE YEARS - Baseball




THIRTEEN YEARS - Cemetery




FOURTEEN YEARS - Coffin




FIFTEEN YEARS - Nirvana




SIXTEEN YEARS - Jeep, Luke's first Car




SEVENTEEN YEARS - Balloons




EIGHTEEN YEARS - Pumpkin Patch




NINETEEN YEARS - Ghostly




TWENTY YEARS - Happy Birthday Luke



LUKE'S LAST BIRTHDAY ON EARTH
- celebrated in Las Vegas
No cake, just his first huge legal drink
at the Star Trek Hilton
Drink - Warpcore Breach













LUKE'S HALLOWEEN COSTUMES


LSU FOOTBALL PLAYER




COWBOY




ONE OF THE 7 DWARFS




TRAIN ENGINEER




HOPSING




RAGGEDY ANDY




CLOWN




SKELETON




DRACULA




BONES




FIFTIES DUDE









VISIT LUKE'S BIRTHDAY PAGES

Age 1 - 21



2001 - 2010
FIRST 10 BIRTHDAYS IN HEAVEN



2011 - PRESENT



PRESENT BIRTHDAY











"VISIT WITH LUKE"

Last Entry in Luke's Journal:

"When there is love in my heart and a smile on my face,
I need nothing else." ~ Luke Ross

"MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU"

Music playing:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY