The Hyatts continued to travel after their wedding, but Jean Hyatt also was at home in the kitchen.
"She liked to cook," Simpson said. "She was a wonderful friend."
Hearin used to enjoy shopping trips with her friend.
"Jean was a remarkable woman, a real New Orleans lady," Hearin said. "She loved to go shopping, and she could barter. She was a great cook, and she took good care of (Arthur)."
They shared more than their golden years, Hearin said.
"(Arthur) really adored her," she said.