AKREY , Basil James— It was 40 years ago since you passed away so suddenly at age 42 on that snowy Christmas Day, leaving behind a grieving widow, four young daughters aged 5-15 and your precious one-year-old son whom you had always wanted. We wish you could be here with us still and that you could have met your five amazing grandchildren. We all miss you today, just as much as then; being consoled only by the fact that your beautiful wife, our mom Patricia, has joined you and that our whole family will be together again one day. Merry Christmas in Heaven Mom and Dad. —Love, your Children and Grandchildren.