I suspect that a number of newsletter readers will recognize the name of Emily Wilbur Alley. Anyone who has ever met her probably remembers her constant smile and very professional manner. When I first met Emily at a genealogy conference, she was representing the family history department of her college, Brigham Young University.
Last summer, Emily married an Air Force Academy graduate, John Alley, and moved to Pensacola, Florida., while he began his flight training. Within a few months, she told friends and family that she was expecting her first child.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Emily's husband was missing. A day or so later, tragic news arrived: the body of Emily’s husband was found on Memorial Day.
You can read more about this tragedy in Jim Beidler's column in the Lebanon (Pennsylvania) Daily News at http://www.ldnews.com/columns/ci_9529231.
A bit more information about the auto accident can be found in the Salt Lake Tribune web site at http://origin.sltrib.com/news/ci_9398969 and in the KRDO web site at http://www.krdo.com/Global/story.asp?S=8392414.