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New Plymouth couple were married for 64 years and died five days apart

Carpentry tools, potatoes and silverbeet mingled with flowers as a couple known for their lifetime of helping others were farewelled on Monday.

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Carpentry tools, potatoes and silverbeet mingled with flowers as a couple known for their lifetime of helping others were farewelled.
Ash, 88, and Evelyn Howan, 89, of New Plymouth, were married for 64 years and died five days apart.
Their children were still making arrangements for their fathers funeral when their mother died on November 21, daughter Cherry Holden said.
Evelyn had been in poor health for some time and deteriorated fast after Ash died on November 16.
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