On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, my wife (Susan Dee Reid, formerly Susan Dee Strothman) passed away at age 43 after battling various health complications over a period of several years. Many of these complications were the result of a gastric bypass operation which she went through in 1996. At the time of her death, she was suffering from severe malnutrition along with other problems, which may have been what allowed the pneumonia to overcome her so quickly. A memorial service for Sue was held on Saturday, May 14, 2005 at 2:00 PM in the Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall at 10 Honey Run Road in Chico, California, USA. Her loss continues to be felt by many, and I am making many major adjustments in my life as I work towards going on without her. Anyone who is considering undergoing a gastric bypass operation should take note that the surgery is major, sometimes causes long term complications that may not begin to manifest themselves until a considerable amount of time after the surgery (perhaps even more than a year later), and that in the end, whether directly or indirectly, the surgery can kill you. Sue wanted to warn others of the all too real possibility of some very nasty complications that can result from this type of surgery, but since she is gone, this little notice about her passing will have to do. Note further that despite her great, prolongued suffering, we were not able to sue anyone for any damages because sometimes surgeries just go bad (so we were told by the lawyers who looked over the case), so our finances were ruined completely, and we could not find any way to get relief.