On Jan. 1, the community of Christopher Creek lost a very special man, a one-of-a-kind man, a longtime resident, Power Webb.
When he left this Earth, the mold was broken and there will never again be another Power Webb. He lived his life his way; he did what he wanted to do and had no regrets.
Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Christopher Creek Bible Fellowship Chapel. There was standing room only.
Just about everyone that knew Power showed up to pay his or her respect. But, just how do you say goodbye to someone who was as kind and generous as Power, a one-of-a-kind man?
It is not easy, for everywhere you look there is his face. You can still hear his voice as he would call on the phone, his funny laugh and see his John Wayne walk as he was walking away. He had this strut about him, kind of a shuffle or sway.
He was a dear friend of the community and the first to open his wallet if someone needed help. He headed up numerous benefits for residents here in Christopher Creek.
He was one of the residents that started the Flatlanders' Party and if anyone was in need he was right there. If Power liked you, he would be there for you. He had no bones about speaking his mind. Many called him the Mayor of Christopher Creek.
John Marksberry started the services out by speaking of Power and all the fun things he did, and one by one, his friends would tell of this special man and how he had touched their hearts and made them a better person for knowing him.
Power was born June, 12 1939 in Detroit, Mich. He moved to Christopher Creek, where he lived for 23 years. He served on the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Board as chairman for 16 years.
Power was dedicated to caring about the district and the residents that resided here. He put countless hours into his position as Chairman of the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Board, a position he took very seriously. Right up until his death, his son Shane said he had papers on his bed. He was proud of the Christopher/Kohl's Fire Department and the men and women who served on it.
His son Shane said Power and some of his friends made a trip to Silverton, Colo. Power fell immediately in love with the place and said that when he died, he wanted to be buried there.
Shane said that was his first trip there. Friends that went with him said it was really strange because Power said it was like he had been there before in a previous life. He told everyone about the place and where everything was. He walked all around and knew exactly where he was going, even though it was his first time there. So, his remains will be taken back to this place he fell in love with, Silverton, Colo.
We will deeply miss this man, but we will never ever forget our friend, Power Webb.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends and may the Lord be with all of you in your time of need.
He is survived by his two sons and daughter-in-law, Shane (Nancy) Webb and Jeff (Lisa) Webb, he has five grandchildren, Ashley and Chris Webb, Lindsey Webb, Michael Hefner and Zach Randel.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice House, 511 Mud Springs Road, Payson, AZ 85541.