Monday, June 30, 2014

Tribute to a Great Man


My Father in law Nolan Button (Tanya's Father) passed away this last Sunday after complications after surgery to remove some cancer they found.  I had a complicated relationship with my Father in law he was a man use to toiling with his hands running heavy equipment from a small town (Kanab) in southern Utah and I was a city boy from the large city in the north (Salt Lake City).  From the day I asked his permission to marry his oldest daughter to the last day I saw him (this last fathers day) walking around we never understood each other.  We were from different planets or at least as close as we could be to that.  I with my fancy computers and web development and his digging in the dirt with his equipment.  But we did share one thing in common and that is that we both truly loved the same girl, my wife Tanya.

Nolan will be missed not only by my wife, but by me.  I always wanted to know and understand him more and for him to understand me.  But that will have to wait tell another time now.  I loved him and was able to sit by his side and hold his hand while he passed from this earth.  He will be missed and is love by the Healey family.  His funeral will be held this 7/3/2014

21 comments:

Beth said...

What an honest, loving tribute. Life is complicated, as is love. I believe we'll understand each other better when we're less encumbered by our earthly differences. I like to think of it like slipping off a heavy coat that served a purpose and had become familiar and comforting, but also got in the way.

Sending my condolences to your family.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Prayers and gentle hugs to your family in this time of loss.

stitch quilt knit said...

my condolences to you and your family

Cindy said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

SOS very sorry for your loss Richard and Tanya. Mt whole family...husband, father in law and my sons now work with heavy equipment. they are good people as I am sure Nolan was. You take care.

Gene Black said...

peace be with you and Tanya - and the entire family. I know how difficult loss can be.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Richard sending my condolences to you, Tanya and your family. Loss of a parent is a very hard thing - may your love for one another and your memories keep you in comfort.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts are with you and your family.
Families all seem to be complicated in some way. Sounds like you made the best of it.

Hilachas said...

What a nice tribute you wrote for your Father-In-Law. Condolences to you, Tanya, and your family.

evaj said...

Condolences to you!!

cherie7100 said...

What a lovely tribute. Condolences to the family.

Kymberly said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Vicki H said...

Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Hugs and prayers your way.

Christine M said...

Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Colleen said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Reaching out in solidarity and heartache in the loss of your father, Tanya, and your father-in-law, Richard. I lost my dad in May. Complicated relationships are hard; we can hope to understand more as we mature and grow.

Daphne Lewis said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I had read the post where Tanya said that she had found out that her dad had colon cancer. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family through such a difficult time.

Holly U said...

Beautifully said! Sorry for your loss.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So sorry for all of you families loss.

Christine Feldstein said...

Beautiful tribute to your father in law. Condolences to the whole family.

Lisa said...

So sorry to hear of your families loss, you are all in my prayers. Tanya was lucky to be loved so much by two great men!

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