Couple dies together while holding hands after 62 years of marriage

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That’s how it is intended to be…yet most will never accomplish.

After nearly 62 years of marriage, Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. Their lives ended the same way their relationship began – holding hands. 

In April of this year, Delma fell ill and did not recover. They couldn’t get a pulse. They couldn’t get a blood pressure. They couldn’t get anything. Yet the old lady was just hanging on to something. A few days later, Tom too fell ill.

One of their daughters explains: “We got him over to the nursing home with Mama. They had pushed their little beds together and Mama was laying right there, facing him. She was asleep and Daddy goes and he reached over there and he grabbed ahold of her hand and he just laid there with her, and it was so sweet.”

couple dies holding hands, After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago, couple dies together while holding hands
After nearly 62 years of marriage, Lake Jackson couple Tom and Delma Ledbetter left this world about two weeks ago. via Local10

Not long after, Tom died. Delma followed, not even an hour and a half later. Their lives ended the same way their relationship began – holding hands. And, it was exactly how they wanted to go. It couldn’t have been any better.

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