Saturday, June 30, 2018

POSTING VERY SAD NEWS

I have not written in our Blog for quite awhile.  Some of you may have forgotten all about Ken and Faye with an "e".  It just seemed there was not enough time in the day to update the Highway Runner Blog. 

But today I simply had to find the time to share some very sad news with you.  Ken, my beloved husband of nearly 40 yeas, and a friend to many of you, died yesterday morning (June 28) a little before five o'clock.


Ken had suffered a terrible illness - several terrible illnesses -- since March 5th when he entered the hospital with the flu, pneumonia, a mild heart attack, the main valve in heart was not working, aorta aneurysm, his kidney function was low, potassium high.   Not to mention COPD and asthma which he lived with all the time.  Secondary to all of that, he had two sores on his left big toe that would not heal.  Not diabetes but vascular disease.  By the time of his death, Ken had been in four hospitals and three rehabilitation centers.  He had aspiration pneumonia and CDIFF and both legs had been amputated above the knee.  It seemed that every time he would make progress toward getting well, another setback would occur.  Finally, on Thursday morning Ken's body could take no more.  He is finally at peace now.

Ken was a fun-loving guy and his smile and sense of humor will be missed by all of us.  We had many, many great years together and created lots of wonderful memories with friends and family.  Thank you all for that.



12 comments:

Mark and Chris said...

Hi Faye. Linda Brokie let us know of Ken's passing on Facebook yesterday. This is such sad news to hear. Chris & I have many fond memories of our times together playing Pickleball in Peace River and Orlando with you both. We still remember playing Wi tennis games in your coach while Ken was recuperating from knee surgery. So many great memories. Rest assured that Ken is now at peace and smiling down on all of us from that pickleball court in heaven. Our thoughts are with you Faye during this difficult time. Love and prayers to you both.😘🇨🇦

Unknown said...

Hello Faye, We are so sad to read of Ken's passing! Michael has such fond memories of their days at UTS. We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We pray that Ken is resting peacefully.

In friendship,

Mike and Gayle Hughes

Dennis and Judy Paul said...

Thank you for writing that difficult post. May he be remembered with joy and may you find peace. Dennis and Judy

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear of Ken's journey to be with the Lord. He was fun and will be missed by all who knew him. Thankful that he won't have to suffer any more. Prayers for strength for you Faye.
Dianne and Buddy Douglas

Unknown said...

So sorry to here of Ken passing. Our condolences to you Faye.
I'm so glad to have met both of you. Had many great times with you guys. Our time with you in Calif, Peace river & Orlando will always be our memories. Praying for you.
Love,
Sis & Paul Rose

Unknown said...

Our condolences to you Faye.Ken was fun and will be missed by us.

Unknown said...

So sorry to hear the news. I still think of you guys every time we go to Prescott and your recommendations for places to eat. I always looked forward to seeing you when we came to a new Campground. Spike

Lee & Judy Riley said...

Faye we are so sad to hear of your lose. I am glad for him that the struggle is over.you are most definitely in our thoughts and prayers as you journey through this loss.

Susan Shuckhart said...

Sweet Faye with an 'e'...it is hard to imagine the pain and turmoil both you and Ken have been through. My heart goes out to you as you try to adjust to your new reality. One things for sure - you and Ken have touched and uplifted so many many lives. That's quite a legacy! Sending you thoughts of peace and contentment. Keep your light shining, dear heart. You are loved by many! 💝

Unknown said...

Judge and I are so very very sorry to hear of Ken's heroic battle with illness and finally his passing. We have great sympathy for you Faye. Thank you for sharing this sad news. God bless you.

Unknown said...

Rich and I so sorry for your loss of Ken....you will
be in our prayers...hopefully we will see you the next
time we visit Don & Dianne...
Love ya...
Sally & Rich

The MacQuestons said...

Faye, words cannot express enough for a loss like a spouse or family member. We always enjoyed our time in Palm Springs with u guys. Pickleball,bourbonballs, etc. Ken will be missed. Our love to you and family. Walt and Pam MacQueston.