Friday, Theresa Faiss died in Las Vegas at 97-years-old; Faiss was married to former state Sen. Wilbur Faiss for 79 years and they had the longest marriage in the US. The news has created an Internet buzz Saturday morning.
Theresa Watts Faiss was born September 10, 1915 in Illinois and the moved to Las Vegas in 1944. See the video below about their marriage.
Theresa and Wilbur Faiss were honored earlier this year by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter and President Obama congratulated the couple. The couple was unable to meet the president for this honor, but met him a few months later.
Daughter-in-law, Linda Faiss said:
She was an amazing woman who was adored by her three sons. Fortunately the family got together a couple of days ago for Dad’s 101st birthday.
Wilbur Faiss was the Nevada former state legislator from 1976 and 1984.
The Review-Journal reported that Worldwide Marriage Encounter award is only issued once, but three other couples were very close to the same amount of time dedicated to a marriage.
Earlier this year, Wilbur Faiss said that the key to a successful marriage is “compromise.” He continued:
Every day I ask her how she feels and, `Is there anything I can do for you?’ And say, `Honey, I still love you.’?
See the video about the Feiss couple to the left.
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