We had wonderful time in Idaho. We had a chance to attend Cory's service and I even was blessed by being able to play my guitar and sing at the service. It was incredible to see the amount of people Cory touched and even more than that, the amount of support he has had throughout the course of his cancer battle. Here is the obituary from the local Boise news paper.
After a three-year battle with glioblastoma multiforme (gbm), an aggressive form of brain cancer, Cory Harding, 28, passed away quickly and peacefully at home on Friday, July 15, 2005. A celebration of life service will be held at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park on Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and "at Cory´s request" please wear casual, bright colored clothing. Cory´s love for God, life, his friends, his family, and everyone he met were what set him apart on a daily basis. His sense of humor was constant, even in the midst of pain. He fought through four brain surgeries in three years, and cracked jokes as soon as he woke up from each one of them. Cory had a passion for life, including art, sports, movies, music, fast food, and candy. He lived each day with thankfulness, and is best described by his brother as a "satisfied soul." Cory was deeply loved, and will be missed by his wife Kate, his 2-year-old daughter Langley, his parents Ray and Lorinda Harding, his brothers Matt and Drew Harding, his grandparents Ray and Phyllis Haman and Bud and Norma Harding, his mother and father-in-law Martha and Bob McFarland, his brother and sister-in-law Andy and Wendi McFarland, his niece Peyton, his nephew Vince, his aunt Deb Bovee, his extended family, and by his enormous group of friends. In lieu of flowers, his family suggests that memorials be sent to Life´s Doors Hospice, P.O. Box 5754, 420 S. Orchard, Boise, Idaho 83705 or to Evergreen Community Church, 687 W. Rush Ct., Eagle, Idaho 83616.