Charles and Sara Rippey were among the 17 people killed by California’s raging wildfires that engulfed their house, which are still burning across the state with no end in sight.
According to their son, Mike Rippey, they were married for 75 years and had spent 89 years together, including their final moments in their Napa home. Charles was 100 while Sara was 98 years old as the the couple’s children marveled at their parents’ longevity, both in life and in marriage.
“From where they found his body, he was trying to get from his room to her room. He never made it. Even if he had gotten there, he wouldn’t have been able to get her out. And there is no way he would have left” Mike said.
May there soul rest in peace. Amen