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Celebration Courtyard

A Place to Celebrate Lives and Memories

In late 2021, Hospice of East Texas plans to begin construction on a new addition to the Hospice campus in Tyler. 

The Celebration Courtyard will be constructed at the entrance to the Robert M. Rogers Hospice Center.  Bordered by low walls and centered with brick walkways, the courtyard will feature a garden with all new plantings and trees, creating a beautiful and welcoming entrance.

The Celebration Courtyard will be dedicated to the memory of Ann Minton Lake, long-time volunteer, supporter, board member and friend to Hospice of East Texas.  “It is fitting that this new entrance to our facility be dedicated to Ann Lake,” said Marjorie Ream, Hospice of East Texas President and CEO.  “Ann was always gracious and welcoming, as the new entrance will be, and she herself was the creator of beautiful gardens, both public and private.  There could be no more fitting tribute to Ann than this.”

The Celebration Courtyard will be a place of tribute, inspiring all who enter the Robert M. Rogers Hospice Center – staff, volunteers, board members, and most importantly patients and their families.  It will also create a fundraising opportunity for Hospice of East Texas by offering  the opportunity to celebrate the life of someone held dear with the donation of a wall plaque or walkway paver.  “The fundraising aspect of this project also fits Ann, “said Ms. Ream.  “She was immensely practical and always attentive to Hospice’s bottom line.”

Construction of the Celebration Courtyard has been funded by private donations.  Funds raised from the sale of bricks and plaques will go to support the mission of Hospice of East Texas and our commitment to serve all who seek our care, regardless of their financial circumstances. 

We will soon have more information on the purchase of plaques and bricks in the Celebration Courtyard.