Delmar Couple Married 78 Years Passes Away Days Apart
When you find true love, is there such a thing as 'death do us part?'
While it is heartbreaking that Evelyn Bennett Drake and Gilbert Orzell Drake passed away just days apart, their story is one I think proves true love does exist. According to a WNYT report, the couple were married for 78 years. When Evelyn passed away July 20 at the age of 98, Gilbert followed her 2 days later July 22. Gilbert was 100.
I did not personally know the couple, but after being together for 78 years I can only imagine how interesting their life story must have been. With everything they saw over the years, they must have had endless tales of what life was like. And the face they experienced most of it all together is absolutely amazing.
I am sure their biggest and most interesting story would of their life together for 78 years. A love connection that could only be paused for mere days here on earth.