Billy Ream, my beloved husband, slipped out of this life and into his next one, suddenly and too soon on Sunday, May 26, 2013. His life was filled with energy, laughter and many friends who loved his crazy sense of humor and desire to have fun at whatever he was doing. You always could count on Billy to come over and join you in whatever needed fixin' or movin' or just to chew the fat for a while. I never knew him to turn down a friend's plea for help. He loved all things about cars but mostly his 1963 Chevy Biscayne, which he built himself. Everyone knew he had arrived at the car show or Cruise In when that Yellow Chevy Biscayne hot rod turned in to the grounds; he was most proud of the "Built by Billy" sticker on the trunk lid we glued on when it was done. Those of you that knew him had to deal with his fierce love of those Dallas Cowboys-from the moment we met we knew we would never see eye to eye on football as my Eagles were sworn enemies of the 'Boys. Every Sunday during football season we were locked in a battle to see whose teams' flag would be the first on the flagpole to signify victory. I am sorry to say, Dear, that I won more than you. The bulk of his large and widespread family lives in Ohio where he was born and lived for his early years, and although he wasn't one to pick up the phone often, he spoke of his siblings and mother and children often to me and longed to live closer to them. I am so glad that part of him will live there from now on. He leaves behind his Mother Roxanna Moye, Uncle Tom Hawk and Aunt Nancy Hawk, brothers Thomas Moye, Jay Moye and Dale Wood, his sisters Cari Fuerst and Jodi Johnson, children Adam Ream, Sara Hermiller, Emily Taylor and Melanie Ream, two grandchildren Zosia and Mateusz and far too many friends to ever begin to list. Billy was employed for the last eight years as Director of Security at Augustine Casino where he made many friends; both employees and customers. He loved life with passion and kindness and a sense of honor and integrity not found in many; I know he will be missed terribly and the world as I know it is a less vibrant place now. As for me, his wife, I will continue to live the rest of my days trying to pay homage to his legacy... live life to the fullest, laugh often as possible and never forget where you came from and who your friends are. Darling, I hope you are now a Nascar driver, a farmer with your own John Deere, a mechanic and builder of hot rods, or any of the other things you always wanted to be when you grew up. Git 'er done, my love. A Celebration of Life will be held at Indian Palms Country Club Friday, June, 14th from 6:00 to 9:00 P.M.
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Published in The Desert Sun from June 5 to June 14, 2013