I was flipping stations on the way home from work tonight and landed on Art Bell. If you don’t know, Bell hosts a late night show that focuses on the paranormal. I’m not a fan of the show but this one caught my attention.
Art was describing the events that led to the death of his wife, Romona, earlier this month on January 5th. They were travelling in their RV and Romona began having problems with her athsma. In Laughlin Neveda, they stopped at an RV park. Art stayed up with his wife through the night while they waited for the medication she took to work. Finally, Romona told him she was feeling better and they went to bed early in the morning.
They went to bed and he put his arm around her and said “I love you.” She said “I love you too.” I’m sure you’ve guessed those were the last words they said to each other.
Art woke up at about 1:30 PM alone in the bed. He went out into the living room part of the RV and found his wife’s body on the couch. The best guess is that shortly after Art fell asleep, Romona got up and went into the living room to use a nebulizer treatment. The coroner said she either fell asleep or passed out before dying. She was 47.
Art said the coroner sent him a letter with some advice for people on how to treat their loved ones. The coroner said that he sees many people who wish for one more minute with their loved one to say the “I love you” that they didn’t say the last time they parted. This is why I never leave the house or let Honeybun leave without giving her a kiss saying those words. I’m serious – every time.