Couple Dies In Each Other’s Arms

Published On July 7, 2015 | By Amberli | Afternoons

This story seems like something out a movie..

Jeanette and Alexander were only eight-years-old when they first met in elementary school. Years later, they ended up getting married in 1940, and rarely left each other’s side after that.

The couple had previously told their kids that when the time came, they wanted to die in each other’s arms. Just last month at their home in San Diego, days before their 75th wedding anniversary, their dream was fulfilled.

95 and 96 years old. Their health started worsening, so a local hospice brought in some hospital beds so they could lie next to each other. Alexander passed away on June 17th and his wife said to him, “Wait for me, I’ll be there soon.” Their family left her alone and about 24 hours later, Jeanette joined her husband.

It is such a beautiful story.

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