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90-Year-Old Woman Fulfils Late Husband’s Wish And Marries His Best Friend In US

Eileen, a 90-year-old woman who married her late husband’s best friend earlier this week, has gone viral with her story.

Vince Triggs, Eileen’s late husband, died at the age of 96. They had been married for 71 years when they passed away. They are the proud grandparents of four children, four grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Prior to his death, however, Vince informed his wife that he wanted her to move on and be with someone who loved her as much as he did, and that his best friend Ron Fulton was the only person he knew who could.

Mike Triggs, Eileen and Vince’s son, related his late father’s final desire following his mother’s wedding to his late father’s best friend this week.

Mike Triggs described the situation in a Facebook post on his dad’s final day, saying his dad “expressed his desire that mom not spend too much time grieving and it was his desire that at some point she might remarry and be able to share the rest of her life with someone who would care and love her as he did.”

Mike also added that his mum called it “crazy talk.”

He continued to that his father said: “While there would sure to be many, the only man that he knew that would treat her as he would want her to be treated was his best friend, Ron Fulton.”

In 2015, the two men met and quickly became friends. Melba, Ron’s wife, was Eileen’s friend until her death in 2019.
Ron and Eileen spent time together after Vince’s death. Vince’s closet needed to be cleaned out, and he assisted her. They ate together and sat together to watch football games. They attended shows.

“One day Ron had asked if I would consider going to Arizona for a couple of months and I said no because I would not consider going with someone I was not married to,” Eileen told TODAY Parents. “The next day he came back and said, ‘would you consider going to Arizona if we got married?’ and I said yes.”

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Mike Triggs told TODAY that the couple’s past marriages and acquaintances were on everyone’s minds the day of the wedding.

“Both are convinced that their spouses would approve and give their blessing because neither would want the other to be alone and would want them to be happy,” he said

Mike Triggs said in many ways, it’s like a “Cinderella story.”

While his mum and Ron were cleaning out Vince’s closet, they came across a pair of custom-made boots.

Ron was going to try them on but Eileen told him they would never fit. His dad’s boots, Mike said, were a perfect fit. The same thing happened with a ring Eileen had planned to sell. It belonged to her deceased husband, but Ron tried it on and it fit just right.

Triggs said Ron will never take his dad’s place. But, he wrote in his Facebook post, “Obviously, this came as a shock to all of us. The timing seemed to be a bit soon but after thinking about it Mom is 90 and Ron is 87.

“Neither is getting any younger and it just makes sense that they are able to be happy, go places and do things as a couple while they are both in good health.

“And after all that is what Dad wanted. He didn’t have a stipulation that she wait two and half years, he just wanted his wife of 71 years to be loved and be happy.”

Author: Editor

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