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Struggling to overcome 
She slipped beyond the veil
Her loss has been profound
But her smile lives on still

Brothers and sisters, six months ago as we met together in our general conference, my sweet wife, Frances, lay in the hospital, having suffered a devastating fall just a few days earlier. In May, after weeks of valiantly struggling to overcome her injuries, she slipped into eternity. Her loss has been profound. She and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple on October 7, 1948. Tomorrow would have been our 65th wedding anniversary. She was the love of my life, my trusted confidant, and my closest friend. To say that I miss her does not begin to convey the depth of my feelings.

“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”

  October 2013 


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>I was sitting in the kitchen
Scraping the floor we’d torn up
Thinking of Grandma and wishing
To say goodbye, with love

Quietly, I felt her presence
She had come to me!
Freed from her frail existence
Briefly visiting

She saw what I was doing
Someone was escorting her
He was teaching her the gospel
Perhaps… my great Grandfather

Whom I had baptized proper…

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