|Our dear friend Ray Boehm (second from left), with his wife Teri, me and my husband Doug|
It was not what we planned to be
We all would change the ending
If the choice was ours to make
For you left us so suddenly
But it's only the beginning
For eternity awaits
And I'll never forget you my friend
For the brotherhood between us has no end...
--"Love Finds You," 4 Him
Our dear friend Ray Boehm died last Thursday of complications after a bone marrow transplant.
We knew the transplant's aftermath would be tough, but unforeseen complications made it worse
and resulted in his death.
Ray has been my husband's best friend since they were in junior high. I personally have known Ray since the mid 70s, and his wife Teri since 1988. Our families are more like family than friends.
Ray was a unique individual--blessed with loads of personality and humor. In fact, he was one of the funniest people I've ever known.
He was fun-loving, generous to a fault, the most loyal of friends, and he possessed a deep faith that informed his entire life.
We love you and will miss you terribly, Ray...but as our friend Tasha says of her late daughter
Sydney, not rest in peace, but live in peace...
Until the day we see you again.