Married 56 years, Melvindale couple dies hours apart holding hands
"At 14 they met and were friends, they dated other people, they were engaged to other people," said Marybeth Webb, a daughter. "And then they were both single when he went to Army. So she was like, ‘I didn't have anyone to write, so I started writing your dad.'"
"She would get a fever from her infection; he would get a fever. Vouldn't figure out where his was coming from because there was no source," Marybeth said. "She ended up with encephalopathy as a complication from the antibiotic she was on; he ended up with encephalopathy.
"I put him in hospice and let God take it from there, and my mom just started declining so bad we said we have to get them back together, we can't do this, they can't die without one another," said Ann Warren, another daughter. "We said 'Mom, you want to see dad?' She said 'Yes.' (She was) all excited and they brought mom through the door in dad's room and he looked over and saw her and said 'Mama!' And that was like the last thing he said."