Death of Ruth Bell Graham

June 10, 1920 - June 14, 2007
Montreat, North Carolina | Age 87

Wife of evangelist Billy Graham, dies at age 87
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Ruth Graham, who surrendered dreams of missionary work in Tibet to marry a suitor who became the world's most renowned evangelist, died Thursday. She was 87.

Graham died at 5:05 p.m. at her home at Little Piney Cove, surrounded by her husband and all five of their children, said a statement released by Larry Ross, Billy Graham's spokesman.

"Ruth was my life partner, and we were called by God as a team," Billy Graham said in a statement. "No one else could have borne the load...

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