Saturday, July 15, 2017

Go, have your time.

The photo of Ruth Todd saying goodbye to Will, her husband of 71 years, has been a popular social media image.

Her granddaughter posted: 

I visited with my grandmother this afternoon and was reading her some of the wonderful comments that were being said. She was overjoyed, though she really doesn't understand "all that internet stuff"!

When you are blessed so many times, I can hardly remember a bad time. - Bill Todd, at his 90th Birthday

Ruth passed away in April of this year, three and a half years after her husband was buried.

William Thomas Todd joined the Marine Corps 10 days after Pearl Harbor was attacked. Turning down a football scholarship to Drake University, he served in the South Pacific for 3 years and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in the battle of Iwo Jima.

Bill was 91 when he passed away in October of 2013. Ruth T. Todd was also 91 when she passed away in April of 2017.

Ruth and Bill were married for 70 years and they had 15 children. They are survived by 10 children, 49 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren.

There is a video of Bill's 90th birthday, celebrated in 2011.  

Go, have your time. Raise your family. Live to 90. - Bill Todd, at his 90th Birthday

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