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Woman stranded in desert after wrong turn was prepared to die in car next to her husband

  • Retired Marine Sgt. Robert Acosta escorts his mother Dianna Bedwell, left, and sister Debbie Apple, as they arrive at Riverside National Cemetery for a service for Cecil "Paul" Knutson on Friday, July 10 2015. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)

    Retired Marine Sgt. Robert Acosta escorts his mother Dianna Bedwell, left, and sister Debbie Apple, as they arrive at Riverside National Cemetery for a service for Cecil "Paul" Knutson on Friday, July 10 2015. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dianna Bedwell receives a flag will sitting next to her son, retired Marine Sgt. Robert Acosta during a service for her husband, Cecil "Paul" Knutson at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, July 10 2015, in Riverside, Calif. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)

    Dianna Bedwell receives a flag will sitting next to her son, retired Marine Sgt. Robert Acosta during a service for her husband, Cecil "Paul" Knutson at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, July 10 2015, in Riverside, Calif. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Marines salute the hearse carrying the ashes of Cecil "Paul" Knutson as they arrive at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, July 10 2015. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)

    Marines salute the hearse carrying the ashes of Cecil "Paul" Knutson as they arrive at Riverside National Cemetery on Friday, July 10 2015. Cecil, the Fullerton man who along with his wife Dianna Bedwell, got lost on the way from a San Diego County casino to a relative's home in the Riverside County desert. Cecil passed away in the two-week ordeal and his wife survived. (Stan Lim/The Press-Enterprise via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A woman stranded for two weeks in her car in the Southern California desert says she forgave her husband for making a wrong turn and was prepared to die with him.

The Press Enterprise reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1Trh1hs ) that Dianna Bedwell, 68, said her husband sent angels to save her after he died during the May ordeal.

Bedwell made the remarks Friday after a memorial service for 79-year-old Cecil Knutson.

Knutson died a week before off-roaders found Bedwell in the car May 24 on a remote dirt road.

The couple was driving from a casino to a son's home for Mother's Day when Knutson took a wrong turn and they got stuck.

Bedwell says her husband of 29 years was sweet and kind in his last days and died in his sleep.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com