July 3, 2008

Richard E. Malay
May 20, 1923-July 2, 2008
We have all been so blessed to have such an extraordinary man as part of our lives. The love you gave, the knowledge, kindness, and joy you shared and the memories you created for all of us will be in our hearts and minds forever. No one had a more optimistic outlook on life, and your smile could light up a room. You have been such an inspiration and because of you, the world is a better place.....and now, so is Heaven.
We all find some comfort in knowing you are now with your beloved son, Tom.
We love you, Grandpa and will miss you deeply.

Jordan, Maria, Rick, me, Grandma & Grandpa.

Zach with Grandma & Grandpa.

Brett, Grandpa and Grandma.

Dad with his 9 sons.

Dad with his 5 daughters.


LiLi M. said...

Hi Nancy,
I'm so sorry to read the sad news about your father in law. I do hope you can find some comfort in what you have written yourself; that he was surrounded by true love when he died. I'm thinking of you and your family and relatives. Take care! hugs LiLi

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Nancy, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your dear father-in-law. What a beautiful family he has ~ He truly sounds like such a wonderful man ~ my thoughts are with you, your husband and entire family at this time (((((hugs)))) Dawn

Kelly said...

Hi Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Rick's Dad. We are thinking about and praying for the entire Malay family. Love, Kelly and Family.

Cookie said...

oh Nanc ... I was just popping in to grab your blog link and the post froze me in my tracks and brought my heart into my throat.
I'm so very sorry to hear the news - Please know your family will be in my prayers. How blessed your life has been by this wonderful man who led a full and rich life.

I'm sorry :(

The Crackling Crows said...

I'm so sorry Nancy to read the sad news...my heart and prayers go out to you and your family...

What awesome family pictures you have posted...he was blessed with a big wonderful family...

Nancy I want to wish you and your family strength and faith for this hard time...

Hugs Ivonne

Sam I Am said...

Dear sweet Nancy..
I am sooo sorry for your loss...
He looked like a kind and gentle man..and quite 'fertile' too...wow...I can't believe all the kids they had !! WOW :)
Im sending you lots of cyber hugs and prayers that your hearts are comforted knowing he's watching over all of you now..

Sara~Graphic Pretties said...

Hi Nancy!
Sorry to hear of your families loss! I pray your MIL will have much peace and comfort!

I came by to let you know that you are the winner of last months drawing...I will send you a note this week.

God Bless

Pam said...

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your father-in-law. I am sure he has left a lasting legacy and who could ask for more ? Prayers and sympathy to you and your family. God Bless.

Pam Lyons

michelle sylvia said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

May the Lord Shower you with Comfort and Peace.


Dogpatch Primitives said...

Nancy, this is so very sad. Your FIL sounds like such a wonderful man who was dearly loved and respected by so very many. I'm sad for your MIL, I know this must be so hard on her.
Keeping you and your family in thoughts and prayers.

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Nanc, I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father-in-law.
He may be gone but everyone can keep his memory alive by sharing your wonderful stories about him. :> )
Keeping you all in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Nancy Younce Volmer
Date 2008-07-06
Hello Nancy,

Thanks so much for the pictures of Dick and Ruth, and the tribute to Dick is just wonderful. The Volmer family really appreciates being able to see the pictures. Brother Bob gave me the url so that I could see them. I talked to Ruthie this morning to let her know how much her Brother Richie loved her.

The other Nancy in the family