September 12, 1947 - October 30, 2014
It's still hard to believe and hard to write but my husband has died from the illness that no one could identify at the two local hospitals.
It wasn't until late October, after eight months of great pain and suffering, six hospital stays and releases without fixing the pain, that they gave up and sent him to Tampa General Hospital There he immediately received treatment to take away the pain. They knew how to fix his problem of a leaky aorta but it was too late. He was too weak and did not survive the surgery.
We chose to take him home to Dayton, Ohio and he was buried with military honors at the Dayton National Cemetery with family and friends present.
We had a wonderful Celebration of Life at my son's home after the graveside services
There was lots of joy, laughter and Bill stories told.
A film was shown of his life through pictures and music.
We were married 45 years ago in Concord, California
For our 45th wedding anniversary we took our first cruise together.
We were invited to the bridge on the ship and the captain let Bill take the wheel of the cruise ship!
This was just days before he woke up in the greatest pain of his life that the
mystified the local doctors.
We had a wonderful life together. I am going to miss him so much but we have both trusted Jesus as our Savior we have the hope and joy of knowing we have a home in Heaven.
I can only imagine his joy now to be with his Lord and Savior and his parents and grandparents.
I could not wish him back.
But I will miss him for the rest of my life.