When Arthur Wagner asked Betty to be his bride in the summer of 1946, he said, "She said, 'Yes.' I remember I bought it at Zales jewelry. I paid $400 for it," said Wagner.
The engagement ring and wedding band was placed on Betty's left finger and has been there for 67 years, until last Saturday when her yellow gold diamond engagement ring went missing. "I came in the morning, and I'm holding her hand, talking to her, and the ring is gone," said Wagner.
Weak with advancing Alzheimer's, Betty was sedated in a hospital bed at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation. "From the bruises on her finger that looked like both rings were pulled off, and the wedding band was put back on," said Wagner. "I just tear up. It was tough."
Plantation Police sent over officer Laurie Graber to investigate the case. "After 67 years of that ring being on her finger, she still looked at him like he was her knight in shinning armor, and he looked at her like she was still his young bride," said Graber.