J.D. Conger, left, is seen with his wife, Opal, just after their 80th anniversary in Dec. 2009, were finally parted when she died Jan. 13. He died soon after in what has been documented as widowhood effect.
J.D. Conger, left, is seen with his wife, Opal, just after their 80th anniversary in Dec. 2009, were finally parted when she died Jan. 13. He died soon after in what has been documented as widowhood effect. Manny Crisostomo/Sacramento Bee
J.D. Conger, left, is seen with his wife, Opal, just after their 80th anniversary in Dec. 2009, were finally parted when she died Jan. 13. He died soon after in what has been documented as widowhood effect. Manny Crisostomo/Sacramento Bee

Together forever: the widowhood effect

February 08, 2011 12:01 AM

UPDATED February 08, 2011 11:15 AM

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