Calif. Couple Born Same Day, Wedded 75 Yrs, Die Day Apart

Posted: Updated:
Print

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- A Southern California husband and wife who were born on the same day and celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary last year have died just a day apart.

The couple's son Les Brown Jr. tells the Long Beach Press-Telegram (http://bit.ly/18CyufA) Thursday that 94-year-old Helen Brown died July 16 and 94-year-old Les Brown died July 17. She had stomach cancer. He had Parkinson's disease.

The Browns were born on New Year's Eve, 1918. Their son said his parents met in high school and eloped in 1937 at age 18 because their parents thought the marriage between a wealthy man and a working-class woman would never last. Last September they celebrated their 75th anniversary.

The couple moved to Long Beach in 1963. He was a photographer, she sold real estate.

They'll have a joint memorial service Saturday.

___

Information from: Press-Telegram, http://www.presstelegram.com

Earlier on HuffPost:

Close
Heartwarming First Meetings
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

LONG BEACH, Calif.: Couple born same day ... - The Fresno Bee

Couple born same day, wedded 75 yrs, die day apart - The News ...

Couple born same day, wedded 75 yrs, die day apart - San Jose ...

Couple born same day, wedded 75 yrs, die day apart | Boston Herald

Couple born on the same day who eloped together because their ...

couple born same day, wedded 75 years, die one day apart

Couple Born the Same Day & Married 75 Years Die Just One Day Apart

Long-time Long Beach couple die a day apart