Whiting, a former hairdresser on Main Street in Worcester and a dancer with the former Clyde Jordan Dance Group, said she was introduced to her future husband by his sister, when he returned from Germany the summer of 1946.
Whiting returned to his home in Sanford, Maine, to work in a clothing mill and finish his last year of high school.
Whiting proposed during the Christmas holiday, Mrs.
Mrs Whiting said: "I thought, 'I'll have one of those'.
It's the way they are put together," said Mrs Whiting.
And Mrs Whiting says there is a growing market for it.
Last night as Whiting - a loner obsessed with children - started life in jail, his father was facing up to his own shameful past.
Roy Whiting was born on January 26, 1959, at Horsham hospital and was brought up in an end of terrace house in Martyrs Avenue, Langley Green, Crawley, with brother Peter, now 43, and sister Gill, 36.
When Whiting was 17, his mother walked out and later re-married.
As the murder investigation progressed, Whiting - out on bail after being arrested - went to live with his father, before being driven out by stone-throwing vigilantes.
Last night, as his son's friends described Whiting as a loner obsessed with children, his father was facing up to his own shameful past.
When Whiting was seven, George sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl at a swimming pool in Crawley, West Sussex.