They Were Married For 55 Years. How They Said ‘Goodbye’ Will Make You Believe In True Love.

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On a balmy night in Texas in 1958, Ana Maria and Domingo Chavez met for the first time. It was love at first sight, and what started as a night of dancing turned into a lifetime of companionship. The pair were married for 55 years, having eight children, 30 grandkids, and 32 great-grandkids.

And just as they shared life together, they shared death: The pair recently passed away holding hands, just hours apart from one another.

It's heartbreaking, but it's also an awe-inspiring look into the power of true love. Read more about this amazing couple and their incredible journey below.


The pair met in Pharr, Texas in 1958.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

According to their family, it was love at first sight. Ever since their first meeting, they were inseparable.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

Their love carried them through more then five decades.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

In 2006, Ana was diagnosed with dementia. Soon after, Domingo was diagnosed with the same.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

Their son moved them into his house in Caldwell, Idaho, where they would live their remaining days.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

Through the tough times of their illnesses, they continued to support and love each other as the day they first met.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

Last Thursday, Ana Maria took a turn for the worse. She died holding her husband's hand.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

Hours later, Domingo began to fade. Their hands were still entwined by a rosary on a heart-shaped pillow. With his recently-passed wife by his side, Domingo took his final breath.

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

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"Their love was really strong," their son Freddie said. "They don't suffer anymore and I know they're in heaven right now looking down on us just dancing away in the streets of gold."

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