The Notebook, In Real Life

20 Oct

Photo: Yeager Family via KCCI

Gordon and Norma Yeager of Des Moines, IA died last week. Never heard of them? I’m not surprised. However, this is why you should know them, and why you won’t forget them. After decades of life together, last week Mr. and Mrs. Yeager died in a hospital room, holding hands.

Reported on

KCCI reports the couple’s son, Dennis Yeager,  as saying the couple was in a car accident last Wednesday, which put them in intensive care. Nurses did not separate the couple. Gordon died first but, as Dennis says in the news clip, Gordon’s heart monitor was still registering a beat. This is because the monitor was picking up Norma‘s heart beat through Gordon’s hand.

Gordon was 94, Norma was 90. Married 72 years.


One Response to “The Notebook, In Real Life”

  1. Selaniest October 20, 2011 at 1:05 PM #

    Read it yesterday. Reminded me of my Grandparents.

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