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“Grief never ends....it changes. It is not a place to stay, it is a passage. Grief is not a sign of weakness or a lack of faith....it is the price of...Read More »
1 of 117 | Posted by: Vicki Furstenberg - Spouse

“It's been one year. I think of you every single day! Those we love don't go away They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always...Read More »
2 of 117 | Posted by: Vicki - wife

“In My Heart I thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday And days before that too. I think of you...Read More »
3 of 117 | Posted by: Vicki - wife

“Missing You Always You never said I'm leaving You never said Good-bye, You were gone before we knew it And only God knows why. A million...Read More »
4 of 117 | Posted by: Vicki

“Until We Meet Again Those special memories of you, will always make me smile, If only I could have you back, for just a little while. Then...Read More »
5 of 117 | Posted by: your Sunshine - Terrell, TX

“I'm trying to find words for such sudden grief.. all I can think of is for you to remember all the good years you had together. It helps me at times...Read More »
6 of 117 | Posted by: Dolores Lang - Venice, FL

“Vicki, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Jim. There are no words to say to ease this current pain for you. We know that absence from us is...Read More »
7 of 117 | Posted by: Carol Camp - Dallas, TX

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God give you peace and comfort in this difficult te. ”
8 of 117 | Posted by: Annette Kasnekaw - Jacksonville, FL

“Vicki, My heart hurts for you, I am so sorry. I have fond memories of Jim and Rick playing guitars on my porch at a bash, with Rick's uncle...Read More »
9 of 117 | Posted by: Bonnie - OK

“There are no words that I can say, he is in a better place. May God be with all of you. ”
10 of 117 | Posted by: Yolanda Castle - Austin , TX

“Dear Vicki and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Vicki - Jim had a wonderful smile and he was the love of...Read More »
11 of 117 | Posted by: Carolyn & Richard McLaughlin - FL

“So very sorry for your loss !!! Dave and Shelby Small Paws Dorsey ”
12 of 117 | Posted by: David Dorsey - Verona, WI

“Vicki, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Every time I think of Jim, a big smile comes across my face. He was a...Read More »
13 of 117 | Posted by: Rex DeFord - Honey Grove , TX

“Vicki~ We've never met but my heart aches for you. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. ”
14 of 117 | Posted by: Lisa Hall - Wichita Falls, TX

“Dear Furstenberg family, ANY SPR volunteer has a heart of gold and does the work of the Lord. May your many beautiful memories far outweigh your...Read More »
15 of 117 | Posted by: Nancy Millich - Weirton, WV

“Vicki, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will find comfort and peace, though I know that this is an extremely painful and...Read More »
16 of 117 | Posted by: Virginia Barrett

“Although we've never met, we feel close to you through Small Paws and a mutual love of Fluffs! Our hearts are with you as we remember that Jim is...Read More »
17 of 117 | Posted by: Jeri & Tom Danielsen - CA

“So sorry to hear about Jim. We are thankful for his work with Small Paws Rescue. You're in our thoughts & prayers ”
18 of 117 | Posted by: Dr. Al & Connie Scheuneman - NC

“Dear Vicki, even though we have never met, I am sending my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Talke care and hugs, ...Read More »
19 of 117 | Posted by: Carol Snyderman - Marblehead, MA

“Dear Vicki, Although I know words offer small comfort, I do wish to express my sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. With deepest...Read More »
20 of 117 | Posted by: Linda A Wright - Midland, TX

“Vicki, I am so sorry! I wish I'd had the pleasure of meeting Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends. ”
21 of 117 | Posted by: Ginger Wetz - Norman, OK

“Vicki, I lost my husband suddently, so I truly know the loss you are feeling today. My heart goes out to you, and I pray for peace for you. It...Read More »
22 of 117 | Posted by: Martha Misenheimer - Concord, NC

“So sorry for your loss. Love never dies. ”
23 of 117 | Posted by: Kristine Lester - Gardnerville, NV

“Jenny, I'm so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. May your entire family have peace & comfort in the days ahead. Dianna Duarte ”
24 of 117 | Posted by: Dianna Duarte

“I am saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I am certain that Mayo was there when Jim arrived at the Rainbow Bridge. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
25 of 117 | Posted by: Martha Lindsey - Mesquite, TX

“Dear Vicki, Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of your beloved Jim. You were so excited about going on the cruise when we had lunch just...Read More »
26 of 117 | Posted by: Jane McDonald - Fairview, TX

“Dear Vicki....Praying for God's special blessing and comfort for you and your family.....I am always here if you need to take or call....the Small...Read More »
27 of 117 | Posted by: Jane - Redford, MI

“Jim, Although I never had the pleasure of knowing you deeply......I did meet you at a Small Paw Rescue function with your beautiful wife Vicki by...Read More »
28 of 117 | Posted by: Mary Shields-Good - Clear lake, MN

“Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your beloved husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Small Pawser in SC Christine Taylor ”
29 of 117 | Posted by: Christine Taylor - Longs, SC

“Jim had a great sense of humor and always made you laugh. We will miss him and his smile. He was also a great musician and we wish we could have seen...Read More »
30 of 117 | Posted by: Carol and Gordon Taylor - PA

“Dear Vicki, I only knew Jim through your stories of him and the Bichie babies. When I think of him, he is flying in his plane with Ferge in his lap...Read More »
31 of 117 | Posted by: Cindy Leigh - Oxford, MS

“May your family find comfort in the many memories you all have of your dad, Tresi. With peace, Amber Josh Zoe & Elise ”
32 of 117 | Posted by: Amber DeFord - Austin, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of your loss and even though I've never met you or your husband, I know you've been a huge blessing to Small Paws. May the...Read More »
33 of 117 | Posted by: Sue Schiller - Ferndale, CA

“I am so sorry to hear of your loves passing. You are so blessed to have spent all these years with a soulmate. You will be held and protected by our...Read More »
34 of 117 | Posted by: Gwen Winkler - Berlin, CT

“Vicki, I'm so sorry for your loss! You guys have been such a help to me with Samll Paws and my dogs. I'm sure there were lots of little guys waiting...Read More »
35 of 117 | Posted by: Gayle Gordon - Greenville, TX

“Sorry for you loss, I personally know the pain you are feeling. My prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
36 of 117 | Posted by: Jennifer Coccola - Dallas,, TX

“Thank you for your sweet presence ~ fly with the angels and my fluffs and I are holding your family up with loving thoughts. Run on the rainbow! ”
37 of 117 | Posted by: Dena Peacock - Sebastopol, CA

“You will be missed by many people and Fluffers ”
38 of 117 | Posted by: Marion Hayhurst

“Please accept our sympathy on your loss of Jim. We were so glad to hear that he knew Christ as his Savior, and we fully expect that he will be...Read More »
39 of 117 | Posted by: Jim & Melissa Egan - Chicago, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
40 of 117 | Posted by: silvana smith - weston, TX

“Jimmy we will miss you terribly but I know you and Teddy can play a tune for all those that are with you all in a much better place. We will take...Read More »
41 of 117 | Posted by: Ginger vinson Emmert - TX

“James' passing came without advance notice or warning. No time to hug. No time to kiss or say good-bye. But now there is time to hold dear the...Read More »
42 of 117 | Posted by: Jeannie Rogers - Enterprise, AL

“Vicki,it has been a joy to be yours and Jim's friend over these past 12 years. Your relationship was very special to observe;both of you so adored...Read More »
43 of 117 | Posted by: Jana Bloom - Addison, TX - friend

“Thank you for all the joy you brought and all the suffering you eased. ”
44 of 117 | Posted by: April Doherty - Hartland, VT

“To your Family, During this time of lost, know that Jim is watching over each of you and that he is sending love to each of you. He would not want...Read More »
45 of 117 | Posted by: Susan Garrison - Margate, FL

“Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers ! "There is sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They...Read More »
46 of 117 | Posted by: Lynn - Canton, GA - SPR - family

“Vicki please know I am feeling with you and prayers are being lifted for you and your entire family for peace, comfort and healing. Knowing Jim is...Read More »
47 of 117 | Posted by: Sindy Parsons - The Woodlands, TX

“Our prayers are with you Vicki. ”
48 of 117 | Posted by: Mikal Jones and Rick Roan - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with at this difficult time. Even though we did not know you personnally, we shared a common bond with you through God...Read More »
49 of 117 | Posted by: Linda & Larry Dunmoyer - Yorktown, IN

“Blessings and Bright Lights to Guide and Comfort each of you during thie Time of Transition ”
50 of 117 | Posted by: KinNC - NC - SPR'r

“dear vicki i am so very sorry for the loss of your husband i know what a devastation you must be going thru i will keep you in my thoughts and...Read More »
51 of 117 | Posted by: MaLinda Rapier - goshen, OH

“I'm so sorry you have lost the love of your life. I can't imagine how hard this must be. You are in my prayers. Cheryl ”
52 of 117 | Posted by: Cheryl Penny Gielow - Southlake, TX

“My prayers go out to you and your family. I will hold you all close in my heart! May you be comforted by all who love and honor you and your...Read More »
53 of 117 | Posted by: Claire Lancz - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Vicki, My heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your soulmate, Jim. May you and your family be comforted by the many fabulous memories you...Read More »
54 of 117 | Posted by: Catherine Cross - Sacramento, CA

“Vicki, my heart breaks for you. Loosing an eternal companion much to soon but know you will be together again. Much love and many prayers. ”
55 of 117 | Posted by: Louise West - Las Vegas, NV

“Vicki, May God's Blessings surround you with comfort during this difficult time. I am praying for you and your family and so sorry to hear of Jim...Read More »
56 of 117 | Posted by: Laura J Castel - Woodstock, GA

“Dear Vicki & Family: May the blessing and care he shared on earth help you through the difficult times. Our heartfelt sympathies, Patrick, Sue...Read More »
57 of 117 | Posted by: Sue Teixeira - Houston, TX

“You are in our prayers. My friends at work will also be praying for you. ”
58 of 117 | Posted by: patsy and mike jacobs - barling, AR

“Dearest Vicki, I'm so sorry. Love is eternal, and Jim will always be in your heart, and his love surrounding you. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
59 of 117 | Posted by: Ardys Adams - Arlington, TX

“Vicki, You and Jim have brought so much joy to so many by fostering Bichons. We and our little Chloe--whom we picked up from you three years ago-...Read More »
60 of 117 | Posted by: Cindy and Mike Bush and Chloe

“Vicki- I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
61 of 117 | Posted by: Donna Brown - Baton Rouge, LA

“Dear Vickie, I am so sorry you lost the love of your life! My heart is breaking for you. I will keep you, the family and this extraordinary man in...Read More »
62 of 117 | Posted by: Joanne Raus - denver, NC

“He will be remembered with a smile. So very sorry for your loss. ”
63 of 117 | Posted by: Sandra Rausch - Summerville, SC

“May your family be filled with a peace beyond all understanding. Thoughts, prayers and hugs, Kami ”
64 of 117 | Posted by: Kami Miller - Raven, OH

“I`m so sorry for your loss.I know Jim will be waiting with open arms on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge to welcome all of us and our fluffs. ”
65 of 117 | Posted by: Joseph L. Ceniccola - Northford, CT

“Both of us are keeping you & your loved ones within our thoughts and prayers. We're both part of the SPR family. ”
66 of 117 | Posted by: Lea Ann & Alan Gibbs - Delaware, OH

“Vicki and Family, Jim will be missed but we will cherish fond memories of him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Thom & Tammy Wilkins and...Read More »
67 of 117 | Posted by: Thomas Wilkins - Dallas, TX

“Vicki, although most of our communication has been via phone and regarding our mutual love for Bichons, my heart breaks for you. Your postings...Read More »
68 of 117 | Posted by: Marina Canal - TX

“Vicki, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the sudden loss of Jim who was your soulmate and husband. You and Jim were always...Read More »
69 of 117 | Posted by: Lori and Andy Foster - Germantown, TN

“Vicki, we've never met but as part of the Small Paws family, I feel as though we are family. My hear taches for the grief you feel. I know that you...Read More »
70 of 117 | Posted by: Don & Rae Steeb - Merrillville, IN

“Dear Vicki --- We have not yet met but my precious Bichon, Miss Daphne Moon, and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire...Read More »
71 of 117 | Posted by: Penny Elizabeth and Daphne Moon - CA

“Vicki and family, I am so sorry for your loss and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Jan & Rick Battin, Laverne and Shirley ”
72 of 117 | Posted by: Jan Battin - Broken Arrow, OK

“Vicki, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May God walk with you and give you comfort, strength and...Read More »
73 of 117 | Posted by: Sue Bosco - AL

“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time. Just remember - Jim has gone to be...Read More »
74 of 117 | Posted by: Marilyn and Carl Bruce - Ocala, FL

“Dearest Vicki, I am so very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the arms of family and friends. Love you, Molly ”
75 of 117 | Posted by: Molly Smith - Colleyville, TX

“My heart goes out to you today, I know you had the best of the best men on this planet...He will be missed but has left many blessed with his love he...Read More »
76 of 117 | Posted by: Lana Ohara - Bremerton, WA

“Vicki, My thoughts and prayers are with you! May God give you comfort and peace during this time! Peace, Tracy ”
77 of 117 | Posted by: Tracy Schumpert - Tulsa, OK

“Dear Vicki, our hearts go to out to you and yours and we are sincerely sorry we cannot make the service. We hope Jim will know we are there and...Read More »
78 of 117 | Posted by: Richard & Carol Schultheis - TX

“Vicki,I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Jan Crowl, Nevada Team Leader, Small Paws Rescue ”
79 of 117 | Posted by: Jan Crowl - Henderson, NV

“My deepest sympathies. Alabama SPR Volunteer ”
80 of 117 | Posted by: Jamie Watt - Mobile, AL

“Dear Vicky and Family, Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort ... and peace for your hearts. I just know my...Read More »
81 of 117 | Posted by: Bonnie Margolis - Stamford, CT

“We love you. ”
82 of 117 | Posted by: Jan Hunn-Small Paws - Dayton, OH

“My dear Vickie, You were my volunteer coordinator when I lived in Pampa, Texas. I remember you so fondly and am so very sorry for the devistating...Read More »
83 of 117 | Posted by: Linda Norris - Hot Springs, AR

“My prayers are with the Furstenberg family. Jim I will miss forgetting why I was at your home as you pull out cd after cd and dvd after dvd as I...Read More »
84 of 117 | Posted by: Elena - Wylie, TX - Nurse

“My thughts and condolences are with the Furstenberg family. You were such a dedicated Small Pawser and your work assisted in the rescue of so many...Read More »
85 of 117 | Posted by: Harriette Sacker - MD

“Vicki I am so sorry for your loss. I only know you through Small Paws Rescue and all the loving work that you and Jim did for the bichons. May he...Read More »
86 of 117 | Posted by: Dianne Long - Dracut, MA

“Vicki and family our deepest symphany to your whole family oh Jim's passing...Please know you are in our prayers.. Lynda DeHart ”
87 of 117 | Posted by: Lynda DeHart - Las Vegas, NV

“Dearest Vicki - our loving thoughts to you and your family. Bichon hugs and kisses from Nate for his Aunt Vicki. ”
88 of 117 | Posted by: Michele Lyman - Gretna, LA

“Vicki: My heart goes out to you and your family on this unexpected loss. I always remember our initial contacts, when you were caring for an older...Read More »
89 of 117 | Posted by: Jill E. Donoghue - Antioch, CA

“Vicki, I am so sorry that Jim has hurried on ahead of you and the other members of his earthly family. You do know Jim is in Heaven, a wonderful...Read More »
90 of 117 | Posted by: Don Rorschach - Irving, TX

“Our thoughts and our prayers are with you Vicki and the family. Love, The Cameron's ”
91 of 117 | Posted by: Teresa Cameron - Jennings, FL

“Vicki and all of the Furstenbergs, I have known Jimmy, and your family, since Thanksgiving 1964, and have many fond memories of our time together....Read More »
92 of 117 | Posted by: Timothy Dunphy - Aptos, CA

“Prayers and sympathy to and for Jim's family and friends from another member of this Small Paws Family of beloved Bichons. ”
93 of 117 | Posted by: Laine - Las Vegas, NV

“Vicki-- My heart hurts for you. I am sending lots of hugs and prayers. ”
94 of 117 | Posted by: Claire Palmer - Irving, TX

“Our Lord is loving and gracious may HE be with you as you travel these days of loss and mourning. I know Jim is in awe at the wonderful place he now...Read More »
95 of 117 | Posted by: Debbie Berry - Wichita, KS

“Our hearts and prayers are with you. Love Eric, Donna and our fluff Zach. ”
96 of 117 | Posted by: Eric and Donna Garber - Yukon, OK

“So sorry about your loss. I know there are no words to help with what you are going through, just know that so many people are thinking and praying...Read More »
97 of 117 | Posted by: Linda Langford - Sugar Hill, GA

“Vicki and Family, Jesus is walking right beside you as you travel this journey. May you find comofort in knowing where he is and in the precious...Read More »
98 of 117 | Posted by: Helen Morrill - St. Petersburg, FL

“Vicki and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May God's love give you comfort in the coming days. Valerie Simon ”
99 of 117 | Posted by: Valerie Simon - Sarver, PA

“Vicki, I am thinking about you and praying for you and your family. Love, your friend Michelle ”
100 of 117 | Posted by: Michelle Hughes - Watertown , NY

“So sorry to see the news. Blessings and prayers to you and your family. ”
101 of 117 | Posted by: Karen Moseley - Okla City, OK

“Vicki, I'm so sorry. I know how much you loved him. Bichons are meeting him There, by the hundreds. I'm praying for your comfort and the comfort...Read More »
102 of 117 | Posted by: Robin Pressnall - Tulsa, OK

“Vicki we are so sorry to hear of your loss. It has touched us deeply. You will be in our thoughts in prayers. ”
103 of 117 | Posted by: Arlene & Gene Johnsey - Weimar,, TX

“Dear Vicki, Words cannot express my sorrow over Jim's death. I didn't want to say, "sorrow over his loss," because we KNOW he is not lost! Indeed,...Read More »
104 of 117 | Posted by: Sandy Adzgery - Houston, TX

“The thoughts and prayers of the entire AYA family are with you. ”
105 of 117 | Posted by: Stew & Karen Wilson - CA

“Dear Vicki, Lora & I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We first met you two at various AYA "fly ins" and had so much fun with you. After I sold my...Read More »
106 of 117 | Posted by: Ray Baker - Sugar Land, TX

“Tina, so sorry to hear of your sweet husband passing. My prayers are to you and your family. ”
107 of 117 | Posted by: Gale Kirkpatrick (Saundra's sister) - LA

“Vicky, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
108 of 117 | Posted by: Nan Stegall-Sims - Ft. Worth, TX

“My heart is just breaking for my Aunt Vicki Lou! Uncle Jim will truly be missed by so many people! Their love was a point of light for us all! My...Read More »
109 of 117 | Posted by: Mellissia Myers - Brighton, CO

“The World will truly miss this man .. he had a beautiful soul !!! ”
110 of 117 | Posted by: Diann Little - Arlington, TX

“Vicki, It was our love for Bichons that brought us together and the bond that Jim had with Fergie goes beyond words. I will always cherish the...Read More »
111 of 117 | Posted by: Pauline Narog - Dallas, TX

“I'm so sorry for your loss....keeping you and your family in my prayers.... Deborah Berger ”
112 of 117 | Posted by: Deborah Berger - NYC, NY

“Words cannot express....Vicki you are always in my heart every day because you gave me the greatest gift of love and sweetness, Sundance. Your kind...Read More »
113 of 117 | Posted by: Yvonne McCarthy - Plano, TX

“We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim. We are praying for your family during this difficult time. ”
114 of 117 | Posted by: Terry Franklin - McKinney, TX

“Vicki, so sorry, I know you will miss him so much. love you, ”
115 of 117 | Posted by: Saundra Franklin - Monroe, LA

“May God bless your family. Jim was a great friend. We had lots of laughs together. ”
116 of 117 | Posted by: Charles Broyles - DFW Airport, TX

“Vicki and family, I am so saddened hearing of the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather. God must have a grand plan for him above...Read More »
117 of 117 | Posted by: Kathy Ives - Grove City, OH


FURSTENBERG, JAMES "JIM" GARDNER born November 28, 1942, Jim made his last flight on December 7, 2012. Jim believed in enjoying life and making the most of who we truly are. He had a love for airplanes, woodworking, music and embroidery along with an exceptional ability to build anything. Most important to Jim was his role as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.. His passing is not a cause for grief and sorrow but rather on occasion for celebrating life. He is survived by his wife, best friend and soul mate, Vicki Myers Furstenberg; his 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Debi and Gary Lopez, Sheri and Greg Lenzen, Tresi and Jeff Ivy; grandchildren: Justin, Brett and Mac Lopez, Garrett, Kate and Cole Lenzen, Kayla and Macey Ivy; brother, Joe Furstenberg; sisters, Judy Brewer, Julia Bronstad, Janet Carlton and Jenny Kay Fuller; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Ferge. So many friends will remember him fondly.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be 1:30 PM, Wednesday, December 12 at Restland Memorial Chapel. Interment to follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Children's Medical Center, Office of Development, P O Box 65047, Dallas, TX 75265-9868 or Small Paws Rescue, 3316 S. 72nd W. Ave, Tulsa, OK 74107. Jim will be deeply missed.