Sunday, September 13th, 1998
From: Zachary's wife
Date: Saturday, December 12, 1998 0:07 AM
Subject: Thank you
Dear PSHH & their Wives:
I would like to thank all of you for the contributions to Fred Hutch, the cards, the telephone calls and attending Ted's funeral
service. He would truly have been overwhelmed.
It was very apparent how much you enjoyed each others company. I know the bantering back and forth you guys did at the "runs" was
something we wives had difficulty understanding at times; however, when Budman, Kelly and Zachary (as the Hash christened them) came home from one the many
runs, it was evident the pleasure they all received from this type of bantering.
I sure miss Ted's sense of humor, his gentle manner, but most of all his presence.
Take good care-life is so fragile.
Again, thank you and Happy Holidays.
From: Lewis Giles
Sent: Monday, September 14, 1998 11:07 AM
To: All NorthWest Hashers
To All Puget Sound Hash House Harriers
Early Sunday morning we lost one of our better-known hounds. Ted (Zachary) Holmes died after a six-month battle with cancer.
Although Zachary had not run with the Hash for some time (because of difficulty with stamina), he never the less still considered himself
a Hasher. Stories of various Hash runs and various Hash characters frequently filled our conversations, especially over the traditional
beer following our golf games. Ted was doing fairly well until mid-August or so when after a
month-long trip to his home town in Northern Ontario, a nagging cough seemed to sap his strength. He held up well until this past Saturday
when the family had to admit him into the hospital in the evening. The doctors gave him morphine and oxygen to ease the pain and he died
peacefully early Sunday morning.
A memorial is being planned - probably on Thursday - in the Des Moines area. Details will be available as soon as they are finalized.
I know the family would appreciate having you Hashers at the service. They always enjoyed the Hash stories that Ted and I would tell them.
The Puget Sound Hash House Harriers were always a big part of Ted's life.
On - On Zachary................Budman