“Ever since I met Del 55 years ago, I could never imagine a day would come when she wouldn’t be by my side. I am so lucky to have known her, loved her, and been her partner in all things,” Lyon said. “I also never imagined there would be a day that we would actually be able to get married. I am devastated, but I take some solace in knowing we were able to enjoy the ultimate rite of love and commitment before she passed.”
Gifts in lieu of flowers can be made to honor Del’s life and commitment and to defeat the California marriage ban through the Center's No On 8 PAC at www.nclrights.org/NoOn8.The Center also posted a detailed obituary about Del's life.