Art by Laura Lee Donoho

But life is more than bad weather. Think Snow.

That is…Tony Snow.

WASHINGTON — President Bush and the first lady were among a throng of dignitaries, media members and other mourners who gathered Thursday for the funeral of former White House press secretary and FOX News anchor Tony Snow, who died Saturday after a long, public bout with cancer.

Speaking at the funeral, Bush said Snow had “amassed a rare record of accomplishment.”

“He knew the job of a reporter was vigorous. He understood the profession and always treated it with respect,” Bush said, adding that Snow’s was a life that was “far too brief.”

The services were being held on the campus of Catholic University at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Bush also remarked on Snow’s “wry sense of humor and abundant goodness. We will also remember he was lots of fun.”

And, speaking directly to Snow’s children — Kendall, Robbie and Krisiti — he said he regularly called on Snow over weekends seeking advice to learn that he was spending time with them.

“He loved you a lot,” Bush said. “I hope you know we loved him a lot, too.”

The service, open to the public, was being held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception near Catholic University in Washington, D.C.

There is more.

Tony pointed the way for all of us in this article in Christianity Today, for through his journey in the depths of the valley of the shadow of death, he came to spiritual terms with this present world and the world to come.