An elderly couple, who died holding hands in a tragic car accident, where making a trip to the store to pick up cat food. If this sounds like the end of a love story, you’re right. An elderly Washington state couple died holding hands after getting into a car crash that took both their lives, according to NBC News on Oct. 16.
Floyd Nordhagen, 92, and Margret Nordhagen, 88, died Sunday while they were out shopping for cat food together in a Washington State rural area. When the couple pulled out of a parking lot, they were hit by a pickup truck.
When firefighters and rescue personal got to the couple, seeing the elderly husband and wife holding hands touched them. This is not something they see every day.
Trooper Rob Spencer talked to the media about the couple’s tragic death and he said about the couple’s hand-holding during the crisis of this crash, “You don’t see that everyday.”
The couple’s son, Marv Nordhagen believes his mom grabbed his dad's hand when the accident happened. The couple cared for several animals and their shopping trip that day was to get food for the pets they loved.
During their life together, they earned a meager living as cattle farmers in Chattaroy, Washington while raising a family. Their son said the two were always together.
Married 68 years, Floyd often bragged about how pretty Mary was. When the lawn mower got too much for the elderly man to push, Mary would do the lawn right by his side and they’d push that lawn mower together.
The couple met in high school but didn't date to later on when they ran into each other again. Mary had accepted a marriage proposal from someone else, but Floyd swept her off her feet and she married him.
The couple who died holding hands is truly a love story, of epic proportions.