#1 Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage by Rev 26.02.2015 20:29

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Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage

The Independent | Lamiat Sabin | 9 hrs ago

A man and woman who were married for nearly seven decades have died at their home five hours apart while holding hands.

Floyd, 90, and Violet Hartwigs, 89, were childhood sweethearts who remained inseparable right up until the last moments that they spent together.

The couple married in August 1947 while Floyd was on leave from the Navy during the Second World War. During his absence, they kept in touch by sending 131 letters in two years.

Floyd had even written to Violet – who he called Vi – five times in one day, before he was discharged from service several months after getting married and they settled down in Easton, California.

One of his letters, according to Fresno Bee, said: “I heard our song this evening and it sure did make me homesick for you. Honey, did you ever get a record of it? I certainly hope so as I want to listen to it and have you in my arms at the same time.”

The couple had three children and lived on a 20-acre ranch as farmers. Floyd had battled colon and bladder cancer while Violet had dementia and suffered a number of strokes, but their deteriorating conditions only strengthened their bond.

Their daughter Donna Scharton explains in an emotional video that even when her father was in bad health, he was only concerned for his wife’s health. Up until January, a month before they died, they had been living together independently.

She said that Floyd “would tell the doctor, ‘I’m OK but I want her fixed.” At that time, he couldn’t walk more than 10 feet without being short of breath and was told he only had two weeks to live due to kidney failure.

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#2 RE: Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage by Sanguine 26.02.2015 20:39

Sweet story. I don't if I could put up with myself for 67 years.

#3 RE: Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage by ThirstyMan 26.02.2015 22:46

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Touching story!
I have a sweetheart like that.
She's the best thing that ever happened to me ...beside the Lord opening my eyes one day.

#4 RE: Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage by Frank Cannon 26.02.2015 23:38

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Holding a dead persons hand for five hours? If my wife thinks I am doing that, she has another thing coming.

#5 RE: Husband and Wife Die Holding Hands Within Hours of Each Other After 67 Years of Marriage by ThirstyMan 27.02.2015 00:06

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ya got a point there Frank.

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