Couple married 64yrs grasp each other’s hands tightly in neighbouring hospital beds before Breathing Their Last minutes apart

Couple married 64yrs grasp each other’s hands tightly in neighbouring hospital beds before Breathing Their Last minutes apart

A Tennessee couple married for nearly 64 years Breathing Their Last just hours apart as they spent their final moments holding hands in their hospital beds.

A couple married for 64 years spent their final few moments together clutching each other’s hands tightly before dying minutes apart in neighbouring hospital beds.

Dolores Winstead, 83, and husband Trent Winstead, 88, passed away in Nashville’s Saint Thomas West Hospital two weeks ago – five weeks short of their 64th wedding anniversary.

Several days before the couple passed away, a healthy Dolores stood by her husband’s hospital bed holding his hand after he was admitted due to his failing kidneys.

They had been by each other’s side for six decades.

With their children Eddie and Sheryl, she watched over him as his condition worsened and he was moved to intensive care.

Then on December 7 Dolores suddenly began to complain of a headache and was taken ill.

Dialysis had started to weaken his heart and he was moved to intensive care as Dolores and their two adult children, Eddie and Sheryl, were forced to watch his condition worsen.

But soon after on the night of December 7, Dolores started to complain of a headache and started throwing up.

Dolores and Trent were inseparable

It later transpired she had suffered a severe brain aneurysm – and needed to be connected to a ventilator as – in tandem with her husband – her condition began to deteriorate.

Hospital staff worked to get them placed in the same room – and the couple were pictured holding hands next to each other.

Dolores died first, with Trent blowing her a kiss when he was told she had passed before then dying himself a few hours later.

Sheryl told the Washington Post : “Because she was gone, he just could not handle it. We just watched him passed away.

The couple met back in the 1950s in Dickson County, Tennessee. They sent each other love letters when Trent was sent away to serve in the Korean War.

They married soon after he returned to the U.S. after Trent proposed to Dolores on day as she brushed her teeth.

Dolores and Trent welcomed two children, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Their children said they were polar opposites – Dolores was quiet and had a love of cooking, while Trent was outgoing and spent his days fishing on the lake.

They would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on January 17.

The couple were laid to rest last week with Dolores in a pink casket and Trent in a blue one.

Source:mirror.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

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