My father and I have so many wonderful memories of Ted, and the fact that we won't be able to hunt and fish with him in anymore is a tough thing to accept right now. At the drop of a dime, we could call him up and tell him we're headed to Pine Creek, one of his favorite places to be, and do some elk hunting, and Ted would be there without hesitation. One year, he took me hunting in the Wilson Unit on the coast when my Dad couldn't get away to go. We may have been rained on all day, but we made the most of it and had a good time. Ted's family has always been so good to us, and I wish them all the love and peace in the world. My dad is a man's man... he doesn't cry much. But I can tell you now, my dad held nothing back when we went to Ted's service. Ted has his place in our hearts.
Ted... Dad loved you with all his heart, you were a great friend to him of nearly 30 years. You are irreplaceable, and he misses you dearly. You two were meant to be...'cause after all, you did meet on the river!
I will miss you, this is certain. Pine Creek will never be the same. I'll miss the laughs and beers around the campfire, the trips through the woods, and all the fishing and hunting trips. But most of all, I will miss you. Thank you for letting us be apart of your life! May you rest peacefully. And give a hug to Deb for me too!