Send some kind thoughts to James Joyner and his two young daughters as their wife and mother passed away last night in her sleep at the age of 41.

My wife, Kimberly Webb Joyner, died this morning in her sleep from unknown causes. She was 41.

She leaves behind two little girls she loved more than anything, Katie, who turns 3 on New Year’s Eve, and Ellie, who was born June 21.

We met in August 2004 and were married on October 8, 2005. She had just turned 35 and I was a few weeks shy of 40 but neither of us had been married before. We shared religious and political worldviews but very different personalities. She was extroverted, sunny, and patient to my introverted, grumpy, and antsy. I almost certainly got the better of that bargain.

Kim was my partner, helpmate, and confidante. Her passing leaves a gaping hole in my life.

 

RON BEASLEY, Assistant Editor
Leave a replyComments (5)
  1. Jim Satterfield November 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    That’s a tragedy. Yes, my sympathies do go out to the Joyner family. And those words are so inadequate. Sigh.

  2. PJBFan November 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    My prayers and thoughts go with the Joyner family today. How tragic for that poor family. I wish there was aught more I could do.

  3. DORIAN DE WIND, Military Affairs Columnist November 27, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    What a dreadful event. My prayers and condolences.

  4. StockBoyLA November 27, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    What a tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Joyner family.

  5. Allen November 28, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I will pray for you and your’s Mr.Joyner. May God have mercy.

    Rather shocking post Ron.