My condolences, Don- A good life, well lived. She has earned her reward.
My folks were also married on July 4, 1941- His unit was marching in an Independence Day parade, and got passes for the rest of the day. He didn't know when he'd get another, so a hasty wedding ceremony was arranged. Dad spent most of the war in Alaska- Aleutians and Seward.
Oh, and I have a sister Carolyn as well.