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talastan
10-19-2011, 09:46 AM
Great story, hope me and my wife live as long and as happy. At least they died together.

Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands

DES MOINES, Iowa -- An Iowa couple who was married for 72 years died one hour apart last week in the hospital as they held hands.

Family said the story of Gordon, 94, and Norma Yeager, 90, is a real-life love story.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/29528191/detail.html#ixzz1bF847spj

On the day she graduated from high school, Norma Stock said yes to Gordon Yeager's marriage proposal. The couple got married on May 26, 1939 in State Center.

"They're very old-fashioned. They believed in marriage til death do you part," said son Dennis Yeager.

Dennis Yeager was the youngest of four children born to the couple. His sister Donna was first born.

"Staying together for 72 years is good, I'd say that's exceptional," said daughter Donna Sheets.

The way the kids tell it, dad was the life of the party while mom kept everything together.

Yeager Family
"Anybody come over -- she was the hostess with the mostess. She just seriously -- the more she did -- the more she smiled," said Dennis Yeager. "Dad would be the center of attention, like, 'Weee look at me,' and mom was like 'get him away from me!' You know we even got a picture like that." (picture, right)

Norma didn't really want the distance, and family said she hardly left Gordon's side for 72 years.

"They just loved being together. Everybody argues once in awhile, but they still, he said 'I have to stick around. I can't go until she does because I have to stay here for her and she would say the same thing,'" said Dennis Yeager.

Dennis Yeager said the couple left home last Wednesday to go into town, but they didn't make it.

At the intersection of Highway 30 and Jessup Avenue just west of Marshalltown, state troopers said Gordon pulled in front of an oncoming car. The Iowa State Patrol crash report said the other driver attempted to avoid the crash but was unable to stop in time.

"I rushed from Des Moines where I was working and saw them in the hospital," said Dennis Yeager.

Yeager Family
In the intensive care unit of Marshalltown's hospital, nurses knew not to separate Gordon and Norma.

"They brought them in the same room in intensive care and put them together -- and they were holding hands in ICU. They were not really responsive," said Dennis Yeager.

Gordon died at 3:38 p.m. holding hands with his wife as the family they built surrounded them.

"It was really strange, they were holding hands, and dad stopped breathing but I couldn't figure out what was going on because the heart monitor was still going," said Dennis Yeager. "But we were like, he isn't breathing. How does he still have a heart beat? The nurse checked and said that's because they were holding hands and it's going through them. Her heart was beating through him and picking it up."

"They were still getting her heartbeat through him," said Donna Sheets.

At 4:48 p.m., exactly one hour after Gordon died, Norma passed too.
Yeager Family

"Neither one of them would've wanted to be without each other. I couldn't figure out how it was going to work," said Donna Sheets. "We were very blessed, honestly, that they went this way."

"They just loved being together," said Dennis Yeager.

At their funeral on Tuesday, Norma and Gordon held hands in their casket. Family said they will be cremated and their ashes mixed together.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/29528191/detail.html#ixzz1bF7zG6Z9

Lumpy
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
It sure is dusty in my office.

Sofa King
10-19-2011, 09:49 AM
It's rare to see people stay married for 72 months anymore, let alone 72 years...

Awesome.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 09:50 AM
I hope I die after my wife......













30 years.....AFTER my wife. :D

Sofa King
10-19-2011, 09:51 AM
I hope I die after my wife......













30 years.....AFTER my wife. :D


I printed this off and mailed it to your house.

Pestilence
10-19-2011, 09:52 AM
I printed this off and mailed it to your house.

Awesome.

Frazod
10-19-2011, 09:53 AM
The really tragic part is that they lived in Iowa for 90 years. Ewwwww.

Phobia
10-19-2011, 09:56 AM
So are they going to charge Gordon with manslaughter? Where is the investigation report on this?

Dartgod
10-19-2011, 10:08 AM
Fucking allergies.
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Hydrae
10-19-2011, 10:24 AM
Cool story, brah.


Seriously, cool.

teedubya
10-19-2011, 10:29 AM
This was an amazing story that can help renew my faith in humanity.

4th and Long
10-19-2011, 10:39 AM
It sure is dusty in my office.
That's Gonzo's fault for not doing his job properly.

Oh, ... wait, ... you said office, not orifice.

Man, am I embarassed.

Otter
10-19-2011, 10:45 AM
This was an amazing story that can help renew my faith in humanity.

So, your faith in humanity pivots on whether you read the story about the Chinese girl being run over or this one last?

Lzen
10-19-2011, 10:47 AM
Good stuff. :thumb:

mikey23545
10-19-2011, 10:57 AM
****ing allergies.
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Yeah, I have a bad case of them too...

Lumpy
10-19-2011, 10:57 AM
That's Gonzo's fault for not doing his job properly.

Oh, ... wait, ... you said office, not orifice.

Man, am I embarassed.

Ya know, now that you mention it... Eh, nevermind. :D

4th and Long
10-19-2011, 10:59 AM
Ya know, now that you mention it... Eh, nevermind. :D

... that was cold. Poor Gonzo.

BigCatDaddy
10-19-2011, 11:02 AM
This was an amazing story that can help renew my faith in humanity.

That's just because you haven't been to www.couplemarried72yearsdiesholdinghandstruth.com

bevischief
10-19-2011, 11:04 AM
I hope I die after my wife......












30 years.....AFTER my wife. :D

ROFL

Otter
10-19-2011, 11:18 AM
never mind...

Gonzo
10-19-2011, 02:09 PM
Ya know, now that you mention it... Eh, nevermind. :D

The snail trail on my goatee begs to differ, asshole.

(We'll be one of those couples that stay together for 70 years too just because we enjoy giving each-other endless shit)
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Mr. Plow
10-19-2011, 02:21 PM
I hope I die after my wife......













30 years.....AFTER my wife. :D

Dear God no.....that leaves me with 4 kids by myself.

CoMoChief
10-19-2011, 02:21 PM
sounds like the ending of the movie The Notebook

KurtCobain
10-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Beautiful!

HoneyBadger
10-19-2011, 02:28 PM
sounds like the ending of the movie The Notebook

That was a delightful movie

Gracie Dean
10-19-2011, 03:06 PM
I saw this and then saw where people are posting more about the accident

Demonpenz
10-19-2011, 03:39 PM
even after that long I bet he was still dissapointed that it wasn't her hand on his pecker

Gonzo
10-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Old people and driver's licenses...

Well, there you go.
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Thig Lyfe
10-19-2011, 03:55 PM
Gay.

Demonpenz
10-19-2011, 03:56 PM
the add at the bottom says "tired of your wife? Try russian romance"