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Paula has died

Postby Haruo » Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:55 pm

My wife Paula passed away this afternoon. At one time she was an occasional poster (Mrs Haruo) on these forums. We first met in Russian class on the first day of ninth grade, September, 1968. We were friends through high school, attended the same Presbyterian church, and were lab partners in biology. During that period, she was also the first person outside my family that I tried to teach Esperanto to. After high school we went very separate ways, she into the Navy where she was married and abused and disabled, not necessarily in that order, and I off to Yale where I quickly abandoned scholarship for inebriation. We finally met up again about the beginning of 2003, and were married August 10 of that year at Japanese Baptist Church in Seattle, where she was baptized again (her fourth, I think). We had seventeen pretty good years together. I trust she is free of the pain that has been a major part of her life for years.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby William Thornton » Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:46 am

I am sorry for your loss, Hauro. I’ll never forget your references to “the Missus” and her occasional post, sometimes quite sharp.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Tim Bonney » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:52 am

Haruo, I am so sorry for your loss! I also very much enjoyed Mrs. Hauo's occasional posts here on the forum. You will be in my prayers today and in the coming weeks.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Dave Roberts » Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:01 pm

May God give you extra grace in these hard days. She was a special person.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Neil Heath » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:58 pm

I add my care and support for you in this time of transition and grieving of loss. I'm glad she is no longer in pain, Haruo.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby KeithE » Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:59 pm

I am so sorry Haruo
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Re: Paula has died

Postby John Sneed » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:06 pm

So sorry for your loss.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Stephen Fox » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:07 pm

Haruo, interesting life story, some of which I coulda never imagined. Sorry for your loss, but I know you will go on living with aplomb as she wouldve wished from the bottom of her heart.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Michael » Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:06 pm

Haruo,

So sorry to hear this news. May God's grace be encompassing and strong with you during the journey ahead.

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Re: Paula has died

Postby Chris » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:22 pm

I am so sorry, Leland.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Haruo » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:23 pm

Thanks for all the condolences. Paula was a more prolific poster here in days gone by than I had remembered. Perhaps some day I'll publish a book of her contributions to BL.com, with Bruce's permission, of course...
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Haruo » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:59 pm

Her Memorial Service will be at Japanese Baptist in Seattle on Saturday, August 14, the day after what would have been our 18th wedding anniversary.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Haruo » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:59 pm

Her Memorial Service will be at Japanese Baptist in Seattle on Saturday, August 14, the day after what would have been our 18th wedding anniversary.
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Re: Paula has died

Postby Tim Bonney » Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:54 pm

Haruo wrote:Her Memorial Service will be at Japanese Baptist in Seattle on Saturday, August 14, the day after what would have been our 18th wedding anniversary.


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