- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

HOLT, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man who pursues metal detecting as a hobby has found the wedding ring of a Holt woman’s late husband.

Catherine Tucker, 37, lost the wedding ring of her deceased husband, Chris Tucker, as she passed out candy Halloween night, the Lansing State Journal (https://on.lsj.com/2eAH0mX ) reported. After realizing the ring was missing, she posted on social media, asking area children to check their candy bags.

When Tom Shively learned of Tucker’s dilemma, he volunteered to scour her yard with his metal detector. After 80 minutes, he found about 20 coins and an antique toy hammer, but no ring.

About 10 minutes later, his metal detector found the ring pushed into the dirt.

“She almost knocked me over. She was just bawling. It was tears of joy. The kids were jumping around,” said Shively.

The couple met as ROTC students in college and married in 2004. Catherine did two tours in Iraq in 2008 to 2009, while her husband Chris left the military to stay home with their daughters.

Chris Tucker later died in a motorcycle accident in 2013 in Montana, where the couple was living with their two daughters at the time.

Catherine, who grew up in Lansing and Holt, moved to Holt last year to be closer to her family. In order to afford the move she sold her own wedding ring and was left with just her late husband’s ring.

The ring was a gift Catherine gave to Chris, who didn’t have a ring when they first got married, in 2008 as a Father’s Day present.


Information from: Lansing State Journal, https://www.lansingstatejournal.com

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