In Fond Memory
Lane Benzel Dreher
March 3, 1934 – October 7, 2017
It is with saddened hearts we notify you of such a great loss.
Lane Dreher has been with the club for many years. He became a Life Member in 2015. Lane constantly volunteered so much of his time to this club. Whether it was building wood projects, swinger pits, sitting on the board, improving the grounds, he was always there to get the job done. Through it all, his infectious smile never left his face. Everywhere you look, you can see Lane's presence.
Lane was a God fearing man, devoted husband to his beautiful wife Lynda and devoted father to his 4 wonderful children, Daniel Dreher, Diane Grayson, Kim Pearson and Rob Dreher. Lane also volunteered at Church functions and camp grounds throughout the summers. The list goes on…
Lane, you are sorely missed. God blessed us with your friendship. Thank you for the memories.
Saturday, November 18th 2017
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
14230 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006
This poem is dedicated to Lane...Lane lived “The Dash.”
The Dash by Linda Ellis
I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on his tombstone
From the beginning to the end.
He noted that first came his date of his birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time
That he spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved him
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not how much we own;
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?