Couple Of 62 Years Dies Just Four Hours Apart While Holding Hands.

Sup Travellers?! Only a few married couples can actually live up to their vows of "till death do us part" and the few that do need to be celebrated especially when even in death, they are inseparable. 

One married couple from California went above and beyond their vows by dying together and not letting death push them apart after 62 years of marriage.

The family of Don and Maxine Simpson say they were two people brought together by fate and left each other in the same, dying just four hours apart.

"I knew in my heart this is what's supposed to happen - Grandma and grandpa are supposed to be together and grandma and grandpa are going to die together," granddaughter Melissa Sloan told KERO News.

Both Don and Maxine Simpson died of completely different ailments but they died within hours of each other. Maxine died of cancer while her husband died of a declining health issue caused by a broken hip he experienced two weeks ago when he fell down at his home.

The family said that, despite the situation, Don and Maxine would demand to be together, so they were both moved to a spare room in the family's home.

"We kept them together, and had their beds side-by-side," Sloan said. "Gram woke up and saw him, and held hands and they knew that they were next to each other."

It wasn't long after that, holding her husband's hand, Maxine took her last breath.

"I walked them out with her body, walked back in to check on grandpa and he quit breathing as soon as her body left the room," Sloan told KERO News.

Don, a civil engineer in North Dakota, was stationed in Bakersfield, where he met Maxine at a bowling alley.
The two traveled the world together and adopted two sons along the way.

Hopefully Don and Maxine's story can inspire some of the couples these days to stay together. It seems like long marriages are just things of the past but maybe it doesn't have to be if couples can learn to love each other just as much as Don and Maxine loved each other. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.