Couple dies days apart from COVID-19 after 67-year marriage

Ned and Ellen Deville were just a week away from celebrating 68 years of marriage. 💔 Thankfully, they were able to spend their last moments next to each other.

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- Houston couple just a week away from celebrating their 68th wedding anniversary has sadly died after battling COVID-19.

- Here are some photos the couple's niece sent to us here at ABC13. Ned and Ellen Deville were married February 25, 1953. After being apart for weeks due to COVID, hospital staff at Memorial Hermann brought the two together for that photo.

Unexpectedly, Ellen passed away Wednesday. Ned died yesterday-- just two days apart from each other. We send our prayers to the Deville family.

- Very sad. Definitely praying for them.