A California couple, Don and Maxine Simpson, died four hours apart on adjoining beds, holding hands during some of their final hours.
Don and Maxine Simpson lived in Bakersfield and were married for nearly 62 years.
Melissa Sloan said her grandmother died first and when her body was removed from the room, her husband followed.
“All Don wanted was to be with his beautiful wife. He adored my grandmother, loved her to the end of the earth,” Melissa Sloan told KERO-TV.
Don Simpson was 90 and Maxine was 87, and they met at a bowling alley in Bakersfield in 1952, getting married in the same year.
When civil engineer Don Simpson worked for the US Army, the couple spent some time in Germany, where they adopted twin 18-month-old boys from an orphanage.
They returned to Bakersfield, where Maxine worked as a nurse and Don owned his own engineering firm.
Don and Maxine Simpson are survived by one son and five grandchildren.
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