Couple married 67 years dies holding hands
Floyd and Violet Hartwig died holding hands at the end of a marriage lasting 67 years. Their daughter, Donna Scharton, said Thursday that once the family sensed the couple was close to death, they pushed their two hospice beds together, gently joining their hands. Floyd went first, followed by Violet five hours later. They died Feb. 11 at home in Central California, as they had wished.