Aug. 8, 2012 —
Holding fast to each other, Ray and Lois weathered the storms of life through 67 years of marriage while creating a legacy of six children, 33 grandchildren and 68 great-grandchildren.
As the end drew near, she quietly asked him for permission to give up her frail, pain-filled existence. Tearfully, he agreed.
The sweethearts were parted three days later when she died at the age of 85.
Today, Ray is heartbroken. At 88, he’s seeking answers to the hardest question faced by surviving spouses, especially the elderly.
How do I go on without the person I’ve loved all of my life?