Chandler and wife finally reunited

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The Independent Online

Author Raymond Chandler's wish to spend eternity alongside his wife was fulfilled after her remains were buried with his in a Valentine's Day ceremony.

Cissy Chandler died in 1954, followed by Raymond in 1959. But because he left no instructions for what to do with her ashes, it has taken more than 50 years to bring them together.

This week her ashes were taken to Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego in a convoy of 1920s-era cars. The minister who conducted the author's funeral presided over the ceremony.