Charles and Sara Rippey who were married for 75 years are among the dead in the raging California wildfire that engulfed their house.
According to their son, Mike Rippey, they 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.
Charles and Sara Rippey were among the 17 people killed by California’s raging wildfires, which are still burning across the state with no end in sight.