Elsie Smith met husband Joe 46 years ago, and he was the love of her live. Last Tuesday Joe passed away and now Elsie has to sell everything she owns in order to keep her promise to him, Komo News reported on Feb. 15. Joe, who had Alzheimer’s for the past two years, died last Tuesday.
Elsie, 91, has no one to help her. At 91 she has outlived all her friends. Elsie Smith has no children, no relatives and she has $9 to her name. Joe was the love of her life and she promised him she would bury him, the one thing Joe ever asked of her.
Elsie is willing to sell everything, except a treasured painting of Jesus and some flowers to keep her promise to her beloved husband. “I love the things I have here, but if I can’t have them, I can’t have them,” Mrs. Smith said.
“Why? Because he [Joe] asked for it. He said so many times, ‘Elsie, don’t have me cremated. I don’t want to be cremated. To me, he was the best man in the world.”
The cost of Joe’s funeral is approximately $3,000. Through the generosity of others to the Problem Solvers fund enough money has been raised to help Elsie.
Elsie had a hard life until she met Joe, the love of her life. For 46 years they had each other. Elsie did not plan to be old and alone. On Thursday Elsie moved to the Regency Care Center for full-time care.
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