SPANISH FORK, Utah (October 8, 2013)—Jerry and Edith Dunn of Spanish Fork, Utah, lived 63 years together and died within hours of each other.
The Dunns were both born in 1931 and since high school had rarely spent any time apart.
Jerry Dunn died in his sleep early last Thursday and Edith Dunn took her last breath hours later.
They were buried in a simple graveside ceremony Friday.
Jerry Dunn, a member of the American Legion, was laid to rest with full military honors.
The retired U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was a veteran of the wars in Korea and Vietnam.
Family members said Jerry Dunn knew the end of his life was near, wasn't afraid of dying and went first to lead the way for his ailing wife.