Personal Website for TED HENRY


fading away

January 2023

Holly's grinding 18 year Alzheimer's ordeal has finally come to an end. We had some fun along the way and with help from very compassionate friends she managed to kayak until 2016. Amazingly she seemed content through most of it. I'm sure the outstanding care and compassion she was shown by her two caregivers contributed to that. I cannot thank them enough but I will try.

After our very first date (skiing) way back in 1968, we were madly in love with each other and never wanted to be apart again, and seldom were. We did everything together as if joined at the hip. Nearly every weekend was devoted to some activity together. Workmates were envious that I had a wife that skied with me, let alone on the steepest slopes available. But there was silly stuff too, like cross country skiing in the sage, badminton in the yard, and water fights with the neighborhood kids. It was all good. It’s really painful that it ends like this. She has been robbed of all those fun things we were planning to do. For eleven years I did the best I could for her until she needed more than I could give.

Photos of her life

Holly Rocks

Memorial Hike, July 10, 2023

A First Date