Time is near for you to go.
Go in victory, as you have taught.
You have climbed the mountains high,
And you’ve enjoyed the valleys low.
You have won the battles fought,
Taught your kids to reach the sky,
To cry bitter tears, to conquer their fears,
the joy of giving and of honorable work.
The giving of yourself, you did not shirk.
You leave us memories of a wonderful you,
And we will come when our journey is through.