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Couple married for 71 years die on the same day just 12 hours apart
By Mirror | Updated Jul 18, 2019 at 13:05 EAT
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Herbert DeLaigle and Marilyn Frances
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The couple had 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great grandchildren

The obituary notice said: "Her children said that she was a very devoted mother when their father had to be gone for months at a time"

A couple who were married for 71 years have died within 12 hours of each other on the same day.

Herbert and Marilyn Frances DeLaigle got married in the 1940s and had six children and lived in Georgia, United States.

According to a post on the DeLoach-McKerley-Prescott Funeral Home's website: "Mrs DeLaigle was married to Mr Herbert DeLaigle for 71 years who entered into rest 12 hours prior to her."

The obituary notice said: "Her children said that she was a very devoted mother when their father had to be gone for months at a time."

It is thought that Mr DeLaigle died first at around 2.20am on Friday, with his widow passing away 12 hours later.

The couple spent six years living in Germany while he served in the Army and "lived in many States during his 20 years in the service," according to Mrs DeLaigle's obituary.


She was also a Cub Scout leader, a former flower shop owner and was an animal lover.

Her husband's obituary said he was a retired Master Sergeant in the US Army.

"He worked alongside his wife at Marilyn's Nursery, he enjoyed fishing, carpentry and raising a variety of farm animals," the funeral home obituary said. "He enjoyed writing and vacationing out West with his family.

The couple had 16 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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