February 20, 2004 at 10:51 a.m.
An original oil painting was unveiled February 12 and dedicated in honor of Linda Cram and son Joseph Cram., who died from a crash on Highway 8 in 2000. The painting was created by Paul Cram, older brother to Joseph.
A few remarks were shared with the crowd and the painting was uncovered. Emergency room staff, and responders to the crash site were on-hand to share the moment with the third person in that vehicle, 10-year-old Isaiah, who survived the accident. Even though four years may have gone by since the tragedy, emergency room supervisor Julie Herges-Gapstur explained that everyone remembers it well. She said it’s very gratifying for doctors and nurses to see the family members again.
The painting is called “Wyoming Fields” in honor of what the artist Paul Cram described as days spent with his brother Joseph, playing in the open spaces by their home ”...all the while finding comfort knowing that our mom was in our house just beyond the trees.”
Two paths in the painting represent the lives of Linda and Joseph.
Cram also donated oil paintings to the other trauma care facilities that were involved in caring for his family members.