“She didn’t want to bother me while we were on vacation,” he said. “Everything has been good so far.”
Cancer was not a new experience for the couple.
Lunsford-Hale lost her first husband to pancreatic cancer and both parents died from lung cancer. Lehmon Hale’s first wife also died of cancer.
The couple, who were married in 2009, attended the same church and had known each other for years.
“We started going out to dinner, fell in love and got married,” Lehmon Hale said.
Lunsford-Hale is a long time employee of St. Joseph Hospital where she works as a housekeeper.
“They remind me every year that it’s time for my mammogram,” she said.