OREM, Utah — A couple sharing a fondness for pinochle is bound by a stronger tie after getting married in their Utah nursing home this week.
The 80-year-old Jerry Peck and 78-year-old Carolyn Osmond wed Tuesday in matching electric wheelchairs on a patio at Treeo Senior Living.
Orem 1st Ward Bishop Steve Downey performed the ceremony about an hour’s drive south of Salt Lake City. It was the bride’s 78th Birthday.
The Daily Herald of Provo reports the couple scooted inside as Peck told his wife: “You follow me, baby,”
A friend at the wedding recounted once overhearing Peck, who is on oxygen, tell Osmond she takes his breath away.
The pair, among the first residents in the community, met during a round of cards.
The bride says Peck calls her his “Pinochle Blond.”