Couple Passes Away An Hour Apart After 62 Years Of Marriage. This Is Their Beautiful Story

May 12, 2017

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."

After being married almost 62 years, this couple passed away within 1 ½ hours of each other. Their inspiring story was shared on Facebook by their daughter, Donetta.

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

"My parent’s life was an inspiration. After being married almost 62 years, they passed away on April 21, 2017 within 1 ½ hours of each other. My dad passed away at 5:46 p.m. and my mother at 7:14 p.m. I remember hearing them talk about wanting to go to Heaven together so many times over the years. I always thought to myself how nice that would be for them, but could that really happen? Although our entire family is sad they are gone, we feel blessed they were able to go together. Three words describe my parent’s life: Faith, Family & Happiness!"

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

"In 1955 my parents met through mutual friends in Florida, where my father, who was in the air force, was stationed. When he had to move his car to a different parking spot, my mother said she would ride with him. After driving around a couple of blocks and parking, my dad told me that he reached over and held my mother’s hand; then gave her a kiss on the cheek. He said he didn’t know what made him do it, but she later told him that she thought he was being a little “forward." However, after 3 weeks of long walks around a nearby lake and talking about everything from their childhood to the present, my parents were married on June 19, 1955. They had both been raised on farms and were very poor growing up. My dad was from Arkansas and my mother from Nebraska. They moved to Texas in 1956 where my dad took a job at Dow Chemical. My sister was born in December, 1956, and I was born in January, 1958."

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

"Throughout our lives our parents stood behind us in every venture – good, bad, hard or easy. In high school we were both on the Drill Team and my mother never missed a single practice after school. She always said she wanted to know exactly where we would be during the half-time performance at the football games. Although my dad worked shift-work, he never missed a single game. They were totally devoted to each other, their children, their grandchildren, and finally their great-grandchildren. It was all about family."

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

"The first thing my father did when EMS brought him from the hospital was to take my mother’s hand in his. A day later they both passed away, still holding hands. From that point forward they were never separated. The funeral home kept them together, and a double funeral was held."

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

"I know they entered the gates of Heaven hand in hand, and with no pain! That is what keeps our family going. We loved them so much, and know we will see them again one day."

amazing true love story
Credit: Donetta Nichols

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