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Carol Lee S

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Hi all, I have not written since last Tuesday when Gene went to heaven to be wth God. Monday and Tuesday were awful days for him, and Tuesday night rather really early Wednesday morning he passed away next to me in bed. The look of peace was on his face and he was no longer suffering. He was such a courageous man, he battled this disease with determination and always wore a smile. His funeral was a send off fit for the President. The flowers, mass cards, pomp and protocol, eulogies, trumpets in church, fire truck arches, police escort, and military officers at his gravesite were a tribute he definetly deserved. I stood tall and proud with tears steaming down my face. The hundreds of well meaning people that offered there condolences over the three days were there for my daugter, son-in-law and myself. But my beloved Gene was not by my side. My heart is broken. The funeral director, a personal friend of ours told me I can relate this to losing an arm that won't grow back, I need to learn to live with out the arm. He was right, it is an awful feeling, lonely and empty. I keep looking to ask him a question, to remind him of a incident, ask his opinion, or just give him a quick kiss on the cheek. He is gone he will not be forgotten. He will no long suffer and for that I am greatful. I will attempt to remember the wonderful 38 years we spent together. My heart is broken. Thank you all for all your encouragement and your prayers. I wish we never had to meet on this Board, but I am thankful for all your support. Please know that I will keep you all in my prayers. Hugs, Carol

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OH Carol,

I am so very sorry for you loss. I wish I could have met Gene, but I feel like I did thru your postings. You have been so supportive to so many here, I hope we can do the same for you. Come back and let us know how you are, PM or e-mail us for anything. You are part of this family here and I wish I were there to give you a hug.

I pray that you may find some peace and rest.

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Dear Carol,

I am so sorry to hear of Genes passing.

Your post reminded me of a verse that my dad gave me just tonight. He said it comforts him after losing my mom. He is planning on having it framed.

Death is nothing at all. I have slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed, at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Pray smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be the household word it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without trace of shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it ever was, there is an unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.

ALL IS WELL. ~Canon Henery Scott Holland (1847-1918)

I will be thinking of you and I am sending prayers your way.

Hugs, Shelly

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I am VERY sorry to hear about Gene's passing! I think your friends advice was right. and i can sympathize with you wanted to ask a question or say something to him and now he is not there. I do that myself with my dad! I am here for you if you need me. Again please accept my condolences

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Carol.

We are all saddened by your loss. Tears are streaming down my face as I read about the tribute given to honor your husband at his service. I can also feel the love you have for your husband and the pride you must feel in his accomplishments in life.

Your description of his passing is comforting to me, as I have recently been troubled with thoughts of death myself. Thank you for sharing your experiece with us.

I pray to God that he carries you through these difficult times and provides for you a becon of light for guidance, We are all here for you when you need support.

Cheryl

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My Dear Carol,

I just got to your post and was so sorry to read about Gene. These next few months will be extremely hard but you will get through them because if one can get thru being a caregiver, they can get through anything.

I want to personally thank you, for telling me about RFA for my Buddy. Although Gene was so sick, you took the time to get on here and help all of us through our bad times and for that you are one hack of a woman.

I hope you can find it in your heart to say on here and help us with our trying times. Again thank you.....and I will say a prayer for Gene and you tonight......

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I am so sorry for you loss, I loss my huband on 11//11/02 and I know the pain you must be feeling, I pray for you and your family and for healing that will come someday. It is so very hard, so very hard and I hope you find the strength within you in the coming days, please stay with us as the loving people here have kept me afloat..all my thoughts and prayers, Kim.

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Carol,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Gene. My prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless and praying for a cure

Karen

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Carol, I am truely sorry for your loss, 38 years is a long time to have enjoyed Genes company and it would be hard to stop the wonderful habits like simple pecks on the cheek.

Gene sounds like a wonderful man and that you guys experienced a wonderful 38 years together.

Will be praying for you

Rick

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Dear Carol,

I am so sorry to hear of Gene's passing. It sounds as if you had a wonderful marriage...but not nearly long enough. The honor shown him at the funeral has to have beeen a solace to you. Praying that your memories sustain you. Blessings.

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