Couple Married 6 Decades Die Hours Apart
Hours after Nancy Trimmer died, her husband died saying, 'pull me up'
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2012 11:22 AM CST
Updated Jan 15, 2012 8:34 AM CST

(Newser) – You may want to break out the tissues before you read on. There are love stories and then there are love stories, and such is the tale of Richard and Nancy Trimmer, who were married 61 years—and died last Sunday, within 12 hours of each other. The Evening Sun reports that the Pennsylvania couple learned that 81-year-old Richard had lung cancer in November; he was given six months. After a fall, he was taken to York Hospital, and his wife didn't react well.

"She didn't want to be in the house without him," explains the couple's daughter-in-law. "It was all just getting too hard, so God took care of it." Nancy was soon hospitalized in a separate location for lingering issues from a 10-year-old heart surgery. At 12:25am Sunday, she died. When the family arrived at Richard's bedside to break the bad news, they discovered him in far worse condition—and the clock in his room stuck at 12:25. His family stayed with him as he repeatedly said, "Pull me up." And then, "Hold me tighter now." And then he was gone.

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Jan 11, 2012 11:03 PM CST
in 2010 we knew our anut last going to pass away in a matter of months on Jan 8 th 2011 at 1;30 pm her oldes son dickpassed away in the yard she had 8 kids.the rest of the kids hadn't told their mom and at 7;30 that nite his mom passed away never knowing her son passed a few hours before her,she was one of the sweetes women alive i think god took him to meet his mom and to take her home.we lost them both on the same day whsat a shock he was 63.she was 87.i have a pic i would love to post.its at a wedding and blue ords all over,one big orb right over the bride and grooms head.if you really like to see e-mail me a
Jan 11, 2012 3:26 PM CST
My hope and my prayer is that is how me and the love of my life (my wife) leaves this world. We've been together for 48 years and I would not want to live without her.
Jan 11, 2012 1:58 PM CST
nobody sees the secret message they're implanting here? This psy-op plan is masked by the ol "tugging at our heartstrings" trick, and the goal- getting us to wantonly "double up" as we die off! Maybe that's how they decided to fix social security?