Michigan Couple Married for 56 Years Dies Hours Apart and Holding Hands

Will and Judy Webb

A Michigan couple whose family described as inseparable in life died hours apart while holding hands earlier this month.

The daughters of the storybook couple, Will and Judy Webb, who died on March 6told Fox 2 that their parents who met when they were just 14, wouldn’t have wanted to die any other way.

“At 14 they met and were friends, they dated other people, they were engaged to other people,” Marybeth Webb, one of the late couple’s daughters explained. “And then they were both single when he went to [the] Army. So she was like, ‘I didn’t have anyone to write, so I started writing your dad.'”

The couple forged a friendship through letters. Judy wrote Will when he served in Korea and they soon fell in love. On Feb. 16, 1963, they eventually got married and moved to Melvindale where they raised their children.

And their daughters grew up understanding the strong bond between their parents.

“They always had their arms on each other. If she was away five minutes, he would say, ‘Where’s mama, have you seen mama?'” another daughter, Lori Thomas, said.

It wasn’t until several months ago the daughters, who are all nurses, said that the bond between their parents was first threatened by sickness. Judy suffered complications from what was supposed to be a routine surgery and things started going downhill from there and they watched their father go down with her.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair