In a statement, Billy Graham says he and Ruth "were called by God as a team" and that his ministry "would have been impossible without her encouragement and support."
The 88-year-old evangelist says, "I will miss her terribly, and look forward even more to the day I can join her in Heaven."
The family plans a private interment ceremony and a public memorial service.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
RUTH GRAHAM, 87
The wife of the Rev. Billy Graham was his "life partner." According to The Associated Press:
Matt Lyons clocks in first with the news, with Brother Richard coming in close behind.