Risper Grace Akinyi Omondi
1935 – 25 May, 2021
It is with sadness and humble recognition of God’s will that we announce the promotion to glory of Risper Grace Akinyi Omondi.
Risper Grace, lovingly known as Dani to her family, was the daughter of the late Peter Orego and Awino Nunda. Sister to the late Ernest Ayieko, the late Gladys Onduogo, the late Mugenya, the late Ochieng, the late Aloo, and one surviving brother, Christopher Oluoch. Mother to the late Margaret Adhiambo, Rev. Ibrahim Othieno, the late Mary Kilel, Joshua Hallonda, Eunice Lazaro, the late Christine Adhiambo, Sammy Omondi, Emmanuel Chiwo (PhD), Dorie Omondi Aufmann, and the late John Wycliffe. She was the beloved grandmother-Dani to 40 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was Aunt to many including the late Joyce Wekesa, the late Bob Moffat, Andrew Dibo and many others. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband Lazaro Omondi, five siblings, four children and two grandchildren.
The body of our beloved mother and grandmother will be laid to rest at Got-Osimbo, East Uholo location, Ugunja division, Siaya district on 12 June, 2021.
We thank the Lord for her legacy of faith, prayer, determination and love.
Mama yangu namba mbili…
Where there is faith in the Lord, death has no sting. I am sorry to see you go sin diyo lakini, najua I will see you later. I want to thank you greatly not only for the privilege of knowing you but also, the freedom to come to your home and do as we as a family pleased, (under your watchful eye, of course) without reservation! The time I spent with you as your son-in-law was short but, nonetheless, with great dignity. I apologize that I didn’t get the opportunity to send you off with my presence there in Got-Osimbo but, family life was needed on my side here in America. I will always remember your great welcoming smile, your abundant kindness, your thoughtful words of wisdom, and the peace that came from our Lord God, through your earthly presence, that penetrated my very soul.
Asante sana tena mama yangu namba mbili. You will forever be in my heart until I see you again!
Everyone says you lived a long happy life. It’s hard fir me to comprehend. You had JUST started.
Rest In Peace mama. I will cherish each and every moment I spent with you, especially June of 2017 when I last saw you.
Offering my prayers and love for your newest journey with God. Be blessed and at peace.