Richard and Nancy Culpepper traveled to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate their 66th anniversary, but the trip ended in tragedy. The Central Texas couple celebrating died last week when a huge wave swept them out to sea.
The San Antonio Express-News reported, the Culpeppers were walking along the beach Wednesday, just hours after arriving, “A rogue wave came and washed them out to sea,” said their son Ben Culpepper.
Nancy Culpepper, 83, was pulled out of the water by a Mexican navy boat but died before reaching shore. Richard Culpepper, 86, was dead by the time rescuers found him.
The couple were high school sweethearts and married shortly after Nancy graduated from San Antonio’s Thomas Jefferson High School.
What a tragic story to end their time together.