Don and Maxine were a couple that had been married for more than six decades. Roughly two weeks ago, Don broke his hip and suffered from declining health, while at the same time Maxine had also discovered that her cancer was returning. After their family realised the couple couldnt be kept apart during this time, they had them transferred to a bedroom in their granddaughters home, so could remain side-by-side. Incredibly, both Maxine and Don passed away within hours of each other.
Its absolutely beautiful, and the story is beautiful, said Melissa Sloan of Bakersfield. Its a love story about as real as they come.