Sunday, April 15, 2012

Good News and Announcement

MEMORIAL CELEBRATION for Jim will be held on Saturday, May 5th, at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Christ Lutheran Church, 25 Chapel Road, Sedona, AZ 86336 (at the roundabout on Hwy. 179 and Chapel Road).

THANK YOU all for your love, support, and fervent prayers. God answered--in his own time--right between Good Friday and Easter! So symbolic of Jim's reality. We are blessed beyond words, even in the midst of tragedy.
MEMORIES: My children and I would be blessed if those of you who knew Jim would like to write a short memory, story, anecdote, or way that Jim inspired you on a sheet of stationary or a postcard for collecting into a memory book or box. You can mail them to the church address any time. There will also be a time of sharing at the reception if you would like to bring it with you and read it to the gathering. We love to hear stories.....

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jim's body has been found...

Hallelujah.  Our prayers have been answered!  In response to the powerful prayers for Jim on Good Friday, his remains were found midday on Saturday.  Don Newton found Jim's body in a remote section of Woods Canyon.  While the Yavapai Sheriff's office still considers the body a John Doe, Karen was able to identify his wedding ring.

Nearly 6 months have past since his disappearance and while questions still remain, we rejoice that dad's body was intact, that the medical examiner will be able to answer many of those questions, and that we will be able to have a memorial service to celebrate his life soon.

Jim Schwartz.  You are are an amazing man and you were loved by more people than you realize.  We pray that you passed from this earth in peace...surrounded by the beauty of the desert.

We will continue to use Facebook and the FJS blog to keep everyone updated.  Please know that despite the grief, as a family we are joyful as well.  We love you all and thank you for all of your support.

AZ Central Channel 12 News Report

Friday, April 6, 2012

Hike into Woods Canyon

Announcement: I am organizing a hike for Saturday, April 14th. Need high clearance off-road vehicles to get us into the central part of Woods Canyon from I-17 on a very rugged 2.5 mile jeep road. Five people and 2 quads lined up so far. Then hike down steep eastern slope into the beautiful Woods Canyon for a day of searching for Jim or some physical clues. This is an all day commitment--sun up to sun down. The canyon is beautiful.  Promises water, peace, adventure, a good workout, and hopefully some clues.  Please contact if you are interested and/or share on your FB page.  Planning to meet on west side of I-17 by the sign that says "1 Mile to Stoneman Lake Exit" at 6 a.m.  Please contact by commenting on this blog, if interested in going along so we can make sure we have enough vehicle seats for hikers.  Would love to have a crowd.  Karen  (Can also call our gmail phone # 480-359-6209