Robert E. Paine(1925 - 2008)

In Loving Memory of Robert E. Paine 7/10/1925 - 08/30/2008 Memories of a wonderful husband fill each and every day. And though the heartache lessens, it never goes away. You had every virtue of a fine and loving dad. You filled our days with sunshine, with laughter and with fun, (and a lot of jokes). We couldn't have imagined the loss that lay in store, but to have you was a blessing that will last forever more. I wish you were here today even for just a little while so I could say Happy Birthday and see your beautiful smile. The only gifts today will be the gifts you left behind; The laughter, joy and happiness... precious memories...the best kind. Today I'll do my very best to try and find a happy place... struggling to hide my heavy heart and the tears on my face. I'll sit quietly and look at your picture thinking of you with love; hoping you're doing ok in Heaven up above. Happy 88th Birthday Poppa, We love and miss you so much. Betty, Denise and Breanna

Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 10, 2013