Both had previously been diagnosed with dementia but it was a stroke that caused George to die in his sleep and Ora Lee passed away three hours later.
The couple’s daughter Corina Martinez said, ‘I just can’t believe something like this would ever happen, you hear this on the movies, like The Notebook, but you just don’t expect it to pan out like that in reality.
‘We had them here at the house, in their hospital beds, right beside each other. They were holding hands.’
While the family are now grieving the loss of both of their amazing parents, it is safe to say they are all thankful that both of them died peacefully together and neither of them had to suffer the heartbreak of being without the other.
If ever there was proof that true love exists, this is definitely it.