Real-Life Fairytale: A Georgia Couple Married For 71 Years Passed Away On The Same Day, Just 12 Hours Apart

Date October 4, 2019

The biggest blessing in this life is to have a happy married life. If you have a partner who is committed to you, who cherishes you, and who is ready to swim every ocean and climb every mountain, you are one lucky person.

Though marriage is not always easy, you can make it thrive if you and your spouse are willing to put in the effort and work on the relationship 'till death do you part.

Real-Life Fairytale: A Georgia Couple Married For 71 Years Passed Away On The Same Day, Just 12 Hours ApartMonkey Business Images /

Let us tell you the most amazing real-life fairytale, which will put a smile on your face, make you shed some tears, and charge your day with positivity.

A Georgia couple, who married for 71 years and lived a happy life, passed away on the same day, just hours apart.

Frances and Herbert DeLaigle were the happiest couple in the entire world. Their love story began at a сafe in Waynesboro, Ga., where they first met when they were 16 and 22. A year later, they got married. They shared six children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Frances was a devoted wife from the very beginning and spent six years in Germany with her husband, Herbert, while he was in the Army. The two then lived in many States during his 20 years in the service.

According to an online obituary, both 88-year-old Frances and 94-year-old Herbert died in July 2019 after seven decades of married life.

Mrs. DeLaigle was married to Mr. Herbert DeLaigle for 71 years, who entered into rest 12 hours prior to her.

Can you imagine? They literally couldn't live without each other!

Reactions of people

@Sherry Koch:

Sad , but also happy for them both after all that time i'm sure it was something they would have wanted . God bless them and Rest In Peace together. πŸ™πŸ™

@Carlene Hender:

May they rest in heavenly peace with the angels and each other. Prayers that family receive comfort in the good memories.

@Sylvia Harris:

Sending my deepest condolences to the entire family & friends. May these two parents R.I.P as they loved each other with their love here on 🌎.

@Vaia Haralambou-Iliadis:

Now that’s a life well-lived. May their family find comfort that they are together in death as they were in life and that they were so lucky to see their family grow from their kids to great great grandkids.

Frankly, we are dreaming of the same because living without a loved one is like consuming poison every second: painful, unbearable, and horrifying.