Published: Feb 11, 2013 11:11 PM EST
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 11:19 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The widow of slain ex-Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle has told mourners at his memorial service that he'll always be with her.
    
Taya Kyle tearfully told the crowd of thousands at Cowboys Stadium on Monday that she and Kyle had fallen in love quickly and he taught her many things.
    
She told her two children that they made him feel like the best father in the world. She says they'll remember his silly side, Texas twang and prayers they prayed together.
    
Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh, 25, has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.
    
Kyle completed four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book "American Sniper."