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Published on July 20, 2009 By terpfan1980 In Home & Family

With apologies to those that may have seen this information elsewhere, and with deep appreciation (even if it goes unstated over the next several busy days and weeks) for the well wishes that have been and may be sent my (and my family's) way, I'm posting this article to note the unexpected passing of my wife.

She died in a car accident on the afternoon of July 19, 2009.  Her car was rear ended and apparently the car and she took enough damage to terminate her life.

I've posted elsewhere that this should send a message to anyone that reads this news that life is far too short and things like this can happen anytime and to anyone.  If you've not already done it, and you have family to be concerned about, be sure to do those nagging little legalistic things like forging and filing a will and be sure to have conversations with your loved ones about the types of arrangements you'd want after your passing.  I know some of those things and I think I'm making informed and intelligent decisions on behalf of my wife, but if such things were written down there'd be no questions.

Meanwhile, if you have loved ones, grab 'em, hug 'em, and tell 'em you love them at every chance you get.  Yes, it really is that important.


Comments
on Jul 20, 2009

Oh my god, wow; I'm so sorry. For what it's worth, my thoughts are with you.

on Jul 20, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss.

on Jul 20, 2009

Sorry to hear this news... may her soul rest in peace.

on Jul 20, 2009

I am at a loss for what to say. My sincere condolences.

on Jul 20, 2009

Terp, I was 'passing' by and decided to check JU.  I am so sorry to read about this.  My condolences to you and your family.  My words cannot express what you feel, just know that you will be in my prayers. Take care.

on Jul 20, 2009

Wow, my heart goes out to you and your family Terp. I am so sorry for your loss. may she rest in peace.

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on Jul 20, 2009

I am so sorry Terp.  I feel so sad and sick.  I am sending my love and care to your family.

on Jul 20, 2009

Terp, this is a tragedy. I'm so sorry for your loss.

on Jul 20, 2009

Terp, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. May you have the strength and faith to get through this.

on Jul 20, 2009

I'm so sorry for your loss Terp. 

 

on Jul 21, 2009

I'm very sorry.

on Jul 21, 2009

What an awful loss.  Prayers and good thoughts to you and family.

on Jul 22, 2009

Sad, sad news.  I'm so sorry for your loss.

You're right, there's never enough time.

on Jul 25, 2009

The memorial service for my wife was held yesterday (Friday, July 24, 2009).  The turnout was very impressive, demonstrating how many lives my wife had touched in someway and/or how many friends my family had.  Between my co-workers, her co-workers and friends, family and others it was standing room only and many folks didn't get the word in time to attend or couldn't make it because of other commitments.

Friends are telling me that the service was beautiful and a great tribute to her memory.  My son wrote a very eloquent and moving eulogy and presented it so impressively that people couldn't help but applaud when he was finished.  Her friends told stories of how she was always everyone's friend and couldn't help but be become a friend once she had met you.

While my family will always miss her, we're glad for the time we all had together, and will do our best to make sure that the hard work she put into raising my kids doesn't go to waste.

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