Trencher alert

All Trenchers, we have lost our greatest asset.  Laura has suffered a brain hemorrhage and has passed yesterday morning.  Since its inception, Laura has been the sole webmaster and sight manager at  Without her, it will be some days before we are able to post any additional updates or broadcasts.  We are lost without her, and we do not know how we will be able to proceed, but we have a large family and support network, and we will do our utmost to organize our resources so that we can continue with normal operations and broadcast as soon as is possible.

I have lost the last portion of my soul.  My light has been extinguished, but I will continue on, as Laura would have wanted.



61 thoughts on “Trencher alert

  1. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with you, your family during this time Henry. Laura was amazing. Bless you guys

  2. So terribly sorry for you and your family’s unimaginable loss. Just shocking.
    It is inconceivable what you and yours are suffering. Wishing you and yours strength.

  3. Henry, I love you and Laura. What a shock!! I’m so very sorry for all of us to have to say goodbye to her, but especially sorry for the loss you are suffering right now. I know you were childhood sweethearts and I think of all the many ways you have honored her over the years. My deepest condolences to you and your four sons and the rest of the Shivley family. I know Laura’s spirit will always be with you all and bless all your hearts. Her gift to my own life is enormous and she was always kind and helpful to me. I don’t recall her ever missing a workday in the last decade. But her gift to the cause for freedom is even more enormous. What a force for good you both are. Take all the time you need brother, and know that all of us who love you are here for you best we can. And Laura, your contribution lives on as a testament to those who see through the lies and fight for the truth. Travel on in love, and I cannot say for certain, but maybe one day we meet up just for the sweet joy of it. Two candles burn on my living-room table tonight, bright lights reminding me of two of the greatest friends a person could ever have.

    With You In Spirit,


    1. It comes to everyone, the pain, the loss, the knowing . . .
      She is loved, missed, and awaits you . . .
      Stand firm at the helm sir,. ’till you cannot . . .

  4. I am so sorry to hear this. I haven’t had the opportunity to know you or Laura, nor have I even participated in this website, but I’ve been following it for a while and could tell it was a labor of love, one that was greatly appreciated. God be with you.

  5. Henry, my sincerest condolences.
    Truly heartbreaking news.
    You take the time you need to care for yourself first & foremost.
    Your Trenches family will always be here for you.

    Love & Light from Australia

  6. Oh No …Im so sorry to hear this Henry , so sorry for your loss , I have no words
    Love you Brother

  7. Stay strong, brother. I can’t put into words and can only imagine your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. -Mark

  8. I’m not good at this sort of thing.
    This is a great loss.
    Galen puts to pen what some can’t.
    What Martist said is the same here.
    If there is something I can do, tell me.
    Love and respect.
    – Daniel

  9. Wow, Henry, just wow! I do know though you will (as the family will) come out of this tragedy healed, somehow. Parying for you, and blessings to all the family…and all Trenchers. Alll will get through this. And hugs from far west Texas.

    1. Henry,
      I am so sorry to hear this.
      Hal is right about Galens way with words.
      I also am not as eloquent. As I write this comment I must pause to wipe away the tears. I cannot begin to imagine the heart ache you are feeling.
      Laura was very special.
      Judy and I are so blessed to have gotten to know her and sit and have coffee and visit with you both in your home on several occasions. There was never any shortage of hospitality .
      You know where we are and how to reach us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for anything you need.
      We are here for you my brother.

      With heartfelt condolences,
      Don & Judy

  10. To Henry & Family,
    I am truly and sincerely sorry for your loss. I am shocked to learn of Laura’s passing. My prayers are with you and your family as you go through these difficult times. ~ Veronica ~

  11. Shocked and with sadness to hear this about Laura. Love you brother. You both have done what so many others were not capable of . Thank you Ken and Bobbi Camano Island

  12. So sorry for your loss Henry and to your family as well. I am with you in spirit. Laura will be missed by all the Trenchers but never forgotten. RIP Laura, you were a wonderful and strong woman.


  13. Absolutely tragic… I can’t imagine the pain you are going through.. my deepest, deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Stay strong.


  14. OMG! I’m so sorry, Henry.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, brother. She was such a great person and well loved on From the Trenches. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

  15. Several people above me in the comments who knew you & Laura personally have said it all so well so please just accept my sincerest condolences from afar. RIP Laura. It’s so good to hear that you have your family around you & supporting each other at this time Henry. THAT’S what it’s all about. THAT’S why we fight. Thank you for your strength – it will get you & your family through everything!

  16. God bless you and your family, Henry! I can only imagine what you are going through. You are a tower of strength. Please stay strong and come back when you can, my brother . . . you know you are both missed by all

  17. You are a big part of my life even though you do not know me. I might not always catch the live broadcast but I have listened to you for three years now. In that time I have learned to know you are a just man, a leader whose caring. They certainly don’t build them like you and Laura anymore. Thanks for all the knowledge and confidence you have helped build in me. The least I can do is help with a donation through your site. You are a strong man and God put you here to help guide the lesser man and for that we all love you.

  18. Omg this is so shocking and incredibly sad. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this tremendously difficult time. I pray for strength, healing and comfort during this sorrowful time for you and your family Henry. She will be missed by all. We appreciate all you both have done and will continue to do in her memory. Peace

  19. A moment of silence has now become over an hour of typing, erasing and typing again, just to express the unfathomable sense of loss I feel today. A moment of silence and a heart full of love pouring out through the tears as I read all the comments above. Love and thanks for, as Galen put it, the gift Laura gave for the cause of freedom.

  20. Henry. I am so sorry for your loss. I am new to the trenches but the impact that you both have had on my life is such that I cried when I read the news. Take all the time that you need sir. I patiently await your return.

  21. With a prayer of love, strength, and healing; my sincere condolences and sympathy go out to you and Laura’s families, Henry.

    It’s time to support Henry, and the Trenches more than ever, y’all.

  22. For Grief

    When you lose someone you love,
    Your life becomes strange,
    The ground beneath you becomes fragile,
    Your thoughts make your eyes unsure;
    And some dead echo drags your voice down
    Where words have no confidence
    Your heart has grown heavy with loss;
    And though this loss has wounded others too,
    No one knows what has been taken from you
    When the silence of absence deepens.

    Flickers of guilt kindle regret
    For all that was left unsaid or undone.

    There are days when you wake up happy;
    Again inside the fullness of life,
    Until the moment breaks
    And you are thrown back
    Onto the black tide of loss.
    Days when you have your heart back,
    You are able to function well
    Until in the middle of work or encounter,
    Suddenly with no warning,
    You are ambushed by grief.

    It becomes hard to trust yourself.
    All you can depend on now is that
    Sorrow will remain faithful to itself.
    More than you, it knows its way
    And will find the right time
    To pull and pull the rope of grief
    Until that coiled hill of tears
    Has reduced to its last drop.

    Gradually, you will learn acquaintance
    With the invisible form of your departed;
    And when the work of grief is done,
    The wound of loss will heal
    And you will have learned
    To wean your eyes
    From that gap in the air
    And be able to enter the hearth
    In your soul where your loved one
    Has awaited your return
    All the time. 

    By John O’Donohue

    Condolences and Sympathies…
    If you need anything, just ask, we (Trenchers) will do what we can to help.

  23. tears in my eyes. she was a powerhouse. but she supported the cause and dedicated her life to it. more than I can say I’m still young and learning. I downloaded all your broadcasts everyday for months to listen while I work. its not over its just begun for some.

  24. Thank You God The Father in Christ’s Mighty Name for comforting Laura’s friends and family during this time. Thank You for guiding them with Your unwavering Love & Wisdom, Father. In Your Son’s Mighty Name! Amen…

  25. There will be no prayers, only fond memories of a great warrior and a lady. Now, there will be action, powered by the beautiful memories, and how the devil’s have made reality a living hell. Thank you Laura, for your dedication in this war, hopefully, we get to meet some day.

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