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The Modesto Beei
Modesto, California
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SPECIAL REPORT PRINCESS DIANA 1961-1997 1997 The Modesto Bee Sunday September 7 1997 Price $125 Farewell Prayers sent forth for Diana By Dennis Roberts Bee staff writer know why 1 feel the way I said Bertha Martin of Turlock as she waited outside St Episcopal Church in Modesto Saturday morning just I had to do Martin echoed the thoughts of millions of mourners worldwide trying to define why they feel a sense of personal loss at the death of Princess Diana think it can be said Joan Tomao of Modesto who grew up in London seemed like she was just like the rest of Martin Tomao and about 125 others crowded into tiny St to pay their final respects in a 50-minute prayer service Most stopped to sign a book of condolence outside the church and many put their feelings in writing: you for bringing magic to our began one tome that took up most of a page the coolest queen May the Lord be with you You are my guardian angel watching over God bless you always angel of heaven Say hi to the Lord for gave so much to others I hope you find peace and happiness with the angels where I know you are My heart goes out to your in America have truly adopted you as our queen of hearts The world has truly been blessed with your presence praise be to Gail King a native of Great Britain who delivered the main message eulogized Diana as intelligent woman noted for her beauty style charm warmth and tremendous feelings for young old sick and infirm treated all the same with her tactile approach and in her own words that See Back Page Diana London rites fit for a By William Montalbano Los Angeles Times LONDON Britain buried its beloved Princess Diana of Wales on Saturday with the splendor and controversy in which she lived More than a million people jammed the streets of London to bid a hushed farewell to the 36-year-old beauty who became a rebel with 100 causes raising royal hackles while reaching resolutely out to the needy at home and abroad A gigantic global television audience shared grief as two young sons followed her for the last time through sun-bathed London streets Later after a somber service that echoed through gothic Westminster Abbey hundreds of thousands more lined highways and country lanes to wave farewell as Diana went home to her country estate Elton John sang his words ringing through the abbey in one of the memorable moments -one that brought tears to the eyes of 15-year-old Prince William and his 12-year-old brother Prince Harry witnesses said you belong to heaven and the stars spell out your In an an astonishing remembrance to his sister at Westminster Abbey Charles Spencer sounded a sharp note of anger in a flinty funeral oration criticizing the media directly and the royal family by implication for the unhappiness that was such an integral part of life Spencer won powerful applause inside and outside the church Diana was carried to the cathedral past weeping ashenfaced mourners in a simple cortege Mounted on a ceremonial gun carriage her casket was topped with white lilies from the Spencer family white tulips from William and a cushion of white roses from Harry that bore a crisp white card with a single hand-written word: The coffin was followed to church by sons and by people she had helped a dozen of them in wheelchairs The procession took an aching one hour and 52 minutes Once every minute the tenor bell pealed a single note of mourning piercing the silence that lay on the city The note was a for Diana The bell tolled 112 times Inside the abbey George Car- See Back Page Funeral INSIDE A-8A-9 Farewell to a princess in pictures A-10 Young princes' courage brings nation to tears A-11 Princess brother assails the press Welsh Guards bear the coffin of Diana princess of Wales from Westminster Abbey after service Religious differences fade as Calcutta mourns Mother Teresa Shaken pope pays tribute Page A-14 Church here and placed on view for mourners who are expected to include Prime Minister IK Gujral Sources close to the Missionaries of Charity said the funeral was delayed to give nuns who work around the world more time to reach Calcutta and also to give both the members and Mother lay devotees more time to adjust to her loss sisters had trouble letting emotionally of their leader and to give members of the public a chance to express their one source said The site of the funeral still has not been announced as the order searches for a place in the cramped city that could accommodate hundreds of thou- See Back Page Mother Teresa in an upstairs room Some emerged wiping tears from their eyes in grief at the loss of Calcutta's most famous citizen used to love her I used to look at her picture and get strength so her death has depressed said Karuna Mandal a Hindu who came from 20 miles away to pay her respects government declared a day of national mourning and breaking cus- By Kenneth Cooper The Washington Post CALCUTTA India The city of joy wept over Mother Teresa Saturday The day after the Roman Catholic death from heart failure at 87 Hindus Muslims and Christians women in saris and men in wraparound lungis filed into the headquarters of her Missionaries of Charity to view her body tom said it will accord the Nobel Peace Prize winner a state funeral which has been rescheduled from Wednesday to Saturday Her body now embalmed is to be moved today to St Thomas Weather SPORTS SPORTS Obituaries B-3 Real Estate E-1 Sports C-1 Travel H-1 Viewpoints A-17 Business D-1 Classified E-4 Crossword f-5 Editorials fl-16 Living G-1 Today: Sunny highs in the 90s lows 60s Saturday: High 92 low 62 Complete weather on Page B-6 KEEPING PACE IN THE WEST Giants rally in 8th stay two back of LA Page G-1 BIG REASONS TO CELEBRATE Stanford Cal each post convincing victories Pane C-1 TipsLine at 575-7500 TIPS (8477) The Modesto Bee Online: 22222.

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