Memorial Service Information

Thank you for continuing to uphold our family during this season.  For planning purposes, here are the funeral details:

A viewing will be hosted on Thursday, November 14th from 4-7pm at Trish’s home church, Coast Community Church of the Nazarene (4973 Via Los Santos, Santa Barbara, CA 93111).  The funeral service will be held Friday, November 15th, noon, at Living Faith Church (4597 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93110–carpooling recommended). Burial and family receiving immediately to follow the service at Goleta Cemetery (44 S San Antonio Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93110).  All are welcome; bright colors encouraged.


Even the most beautiful music has an end,
but her song was cut off far too abruptly.
Such a shame as I so loved the dance…

Patricia Dawn Geyling

10 thoughts on “Memorial Service Information

  1. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I started following your blog several years ago after losing my grandson to HLHS. Trish sounded like a wonderful person. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  2. My heart is broken for you and your family. May God surround you with deep peace. Trish is with Him. Her spirit and memory will be here forever.
    Love never dies.
    Much love

  3. I am so very sorry for your loss. You have a wonderful family whom I have loved getting to know via blog posts. Trish was a special person on this earth and will continue to be special in heaven. My heart breaks for you, Rolf, and especially for your children. You all have suffered so much loss in the last few years. Take heart and may God bless.

  4. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Although I never knew Trish in person, I have been following along since the beginning of Rudy’s beat. I have such an admiration for your family’s faith and strength and I pray for all of you during this difficult time. May you find peace in reflecting on the amazing memories of your wife and mother and how her love and lessons will continue to impact you all throughout your lives.

  5. 💔….For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
    Romans 8:26 NKJV

    We are so sorry for your loss…

  6. I will try again to leave some words in this space – two attempts failed so far…

    I have shared this info with our church office to send out to our congregation at MCC, but I do that from Oakland, where we arrived today to be with my brother and his family for a few days. Any possibility this will be live streamed? I am so disappointed not to be there!

    Working with Trish for the months we were together was one of the greatest privileges of my life, one I will treasure until I see her again.

    You and your family continue in my prayers. I am so sorry for the multiple layers of pain you all have – and will continue – to carry. As always, I am ready and willing to be a listener and a pray-er. And ya got the prayers even if the listening is a pass!!

    Lots of love. So sorry not to be there.

    1. I must be WAY more tired than I thought – we will be home on the 15th. I read it as this Friday – I am grateful to join in both the mourning and the celebration.

  7. I’ve been following your story for many years. I stumbled across Rudy’s story from another blog I read, and I just kept coming back. Trish was an inspiration to me, and her stories about Faith and God and her devotion to her family kept me coming back to read more. I’m saddened to learn of Trish’s passing. May you all find comfort and peace and Grace in God’s arms during this time. Your entire family is in my prayers.

  8. Rolf, My heart aches for your loss of Trish. She was one of the most joy-filled and creative persons I have ever known. I regret not having been around to spend more time with her at the SBRM aux. You, Olivia, Max and Wilson are so loved. I pray there is comfort in knowing so many of your brothers and sisters in the Lord are praying for you…so great a crowd of witnesses! You are loved. Praying Isaiah 61:1-3 that the Lord who brings good news to the afflicted would bind up the Geylings’ brokenhearts comforting your family in their mourning, granting you each the oil of JOY instead of ashes and the spirit of praise instead of sorrow…that each of you would be the planting of the Lords, oaks of righteousness that He may be glorified. with much love and respect, Kitty Larsen

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