Watch Turlock man visit his wife of 72 years

Six days a week, for the past few years, Tom Murdock of Turlock got on a city bus for a ride of about an hour to visit his wife of 72 years, Ann, at Brandel Manor skilled nursing. On days when his wife was weak or sleepy Tom would read or watch TV.
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Six days a week, for the past few years, Tom Murdock of Turlock got on a city bus for a ride of about an hour to visit his wife of 72 years, Ann, at Brandel Manor skilled nursing. On days when his wife was weak or sleepy Tom would read or watch TV.

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.