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Excerpts from A Stolen Life by Sheila Hagar:
"It was nearly seven weeks ago that Wilton - known as "Bish" his whole life - lost half of his heart when his wife succumbed to brain disease not long after symptoms began. Gayla Bishop was 71 when she died at home last month of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare, incurable illness..."
"[A] woman who had a finger in any number of community pies, from Blue Mountain Riders to founding A Gayla Affair catering... the prettiest girl in town..."
"People across the country were praying for his wife's recovery, but that came only with death, Bish believes, pulling his large blue Bible into the crook of his elbow. 'God took her home anyway. He had a plan. I don't know what it is, but he had a plan. She's in heaven and I want to go there. I'm ready.' In the meantime, Bish Bishop has some earthly chores to attend..."
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