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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 4:30 am

Loretta Gatzke met Stan Connell playing bridge at the Bob Gilmore Senior Center in Killeen in 2008, just two years after she lost her husband of 63 years to Alzheimer’s disease.

Much to the chagrin of family and friends, the 92-year-old woman chose romance over living out her days as a widow, a choice that doctors believe may increase her longevity and protect her body from maladies such as heart disease and stroke.

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