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 Wendi Marvanne <I>Colvin</I> Voraritskul

Wendi Marvanne Colvin Voraritskul

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 8 Nov 2008 (aged 36)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 161007165 · View Source
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Wendi M. Voraritskul, age 36 of Carrollton, Texas went to be with her beloved Lord and Savior on November 8th after a courageous battle with cancer.

Wendi was a beloved wife and mother, a loving sister and daughter, and a wonderful sister in the Lord.

Wendi is survived by her husband of 14 years, Teton; 6 yr. old daughter Rhema; her father Bob Colvin; brother Robert Colvin.

She is preceded in death by her mother Judy Colvin.

Wendi's Life Celebration Service will be on Saturday November 15th from 1-3PM at The Branch Church, 3035 Valley View Lane, Dallas, TX 75234.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Nov. 14, 2008

What Wendi Is by Teton

Wendi is patient, Wendi is kind and is not jealous. Wendi does not brag and is not arrogant.

These are not my words, but the life Wendi lived, based on the teachings of the Father, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. When I told her this in the hospital, she said that was the greatest compliment and I say, that it’s the greatest achievement.

You didn’t have to spend allot of time with Wendi to know who she is or what she thought. You knew she believed in God. For those who love God, you can’t help but love Wendi, because his spirit lived in her.

Every thing about Wendi was in preparation for the day she would go to her father. Her life was not about making it here, but making it there and she did.

She made it. She crossed the finish line. Her journey ends. She won the prize. Her father’s joy to receive her is a million times more intense than my / our sadness to see her go. Today he holds her in his arms as she too celebrates after her long hard and incredible journey of faith. A life living for God and for us. A good life, the only life worth living.

When I think of Wendi, my friend of 18 yrs, my wife of 14, the mother of my daughter, a great friend to many, and loved by all, I see the daughter of the most high God who chose to believe and remain faithful in her walk until her purpose was completed.

The end for many is a sad day. For Wendi, it’s a celebration. She crossed the finish line a winner. 36 years might seem like a short life, but Jesus was 33 when he died. Wendi did not live a
short life, she lived a fulfilled and accomplished life.

Wendi was always searching, always growing. Even though her understanding was continually changing, one thing stayed consistent, and that was her faith in God.

When dealing with difficult situations, she mention the story of Shadrack Meshack and Abednego. Whether God delivered them from the fiery furnace or not, they will still chose to believe in him. Whether he healed her or not she chose to believe God.

She always had faith in his strength and his deliverance, even in the absence of her understanding of how or when.

Sometimes I’d ask God why he allowed Wendi to be tormented with cancer. But I’m sure God probably chuckled, “no son, I allowed my best servant Wendi to be tormented by you, and shine because of Cancer”.

She never was in or lost a fight with cancer. She was in the good fight of faith, Satan lost, and God was glorified. Like with Job, God was able to show case his faithful servant’s unyielding faith. Satan probably thought he was negotiating to test and win 1, but in the end, God ended up winning 100s of souls, whose heart she touched and will be touched because of her, after 3 very long hard years believing him when many would have doubted.

While in her suffering she prayed, sang praises, encouraged and comforted others. She was not distracted even as they wheeled her into surgery or as she laid waiting on the Lord to heal her or take her home.

She didn’t just fight a good fight. She fought a great fight and won.

She fought not to simply live life, but to live eternal life. She fought to live for God and she did. She will live eternally with the father and in our hearts and soul.

There are few people that I know or know of, that have made such an impact. It is not difficult for me to think of things to say about her. Her life speaks for itself.

God defined her and she defined herself by God. Wendi was the perfect reflection of God. Not because she was perfect but because she yielded and submitted to his will.

Her desire was bring everyone she met to Jesus. She did a great job.

Wendi’s last days after not having eaten for over 2 almost 3 months, she would often dream and talk in her sleep about food. She would order food, ask for menus, even move her mouth in her sleep as if to chew. When she woke I would say to her, “I wish that God’s first present to you is a huge buffet, wouldn’t that be great?” Her response, “it won’t be great because I will be alone, all my friends are here.” Because of her life, she will not be alone for long because many people will be able to join her, because of the seeds that she has planted. I know I will be joining her.

What a good life. Sounds so good it almost sounds made up. Admirable.

Wendi’s wish is to have a tree planted with her ashes in Paris, France where she enjoyed one of her best family vacations.


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