My husband, Ray Tye, died as he lived – in peace and with great dignity. I held
him in my arms as he took his final breath on this earth and I will hold him in my
heart and in my memories forever. He will carry me forward with the firm purpose
of continuing his legacy.
You will read in this newsletter about the immense impact Ray had on the world,
and I would like to tell you, additionally, a little about our marriage that was
characterized by happiness and many blessings. Great love stories have been
written in novels throughout the centuries, but none has surpassed the majesty
of what Ray and I lived privately on a daily basis. To simply say our lives were
blissful would tell only a fraction of the truth; it would be impossible to adequately
describe the loving partnership we shared on so many levels.
We relished every moment spent together and spoke often about how lucky we
were. The words “I love you” were spoken freely and often, and for us those words
were rich with significance. We held dear a prayer that we said together daily to
guide our married life and bring focus to what is important between two people
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