Bill Strode, the multiple award-winning photographer, and dear, 10-year companion of my mother-in-law, died yesterday morning after a nine-month struggle with cancer.
We have few pictures of him -- he was always the one behind the camera. However, my wife and sister-in-law have managed to capture a couple over the years, and this one, with my mother-in-law at his house in Goshen, Kentucky, at Christmas last year, captures how I will always remember him: a warm, generous, and spirited man. We will all deeply miss him.
You can find his obituary at the Lexington Herald-Leader.