Monday, April 07, 2014

Family and friends gathered Saturday at the first memorial services for victims of the massive Washington mudslide, as crews continued their search for more than a dozen people still missing.

The funeral services for Summer Raffo, 36, and Linda McPherson, 69, followed a prayer service Friday night honoring the victims, families and rescuers affected by the deadly March 22 mudslide in Oso.

"The number of victims is beyond understanding — many are in this room. Even if you didn't have direct contact with someone involved, we all are victims," said Chaplain Ralph Fry at the Friday service.

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