Milestones of togetherness

H. Irvin and Fontella Rose Anhder

"You marry the right person, in the right way, in the right place, and work at keeping your covenants."

Fontella Anhder

Married 70 years ago on Dec. 12, 1923, in the Logan Temple. They have been lifelong residents of Hyrum, Utah, where they farmed and sold irrigation materials. He served in the elders quorum presidency and bishopric and she served in the Primary and Relief Society. They served more than 60 years as a ward or home teacher and as a visiting teacher, respectively, and are members of the Hyrum 5th Ward, Hyrum Utah North Stake. Parents of four children, they have 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Charles Leland and Zola Carter Dalley

"Work together in everything you do as a couple, and live in unity. Serve a mission together; it will bring you great joy."

Charles and Zola Dalley

Married 70 years ago on Dec. 14, 1923, in the St. George Temple. He worked for Farmers Home Administration and was appointed water facilities specialist for Utah by then U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Ezra Taft Benson. He was a mission president's counselor, and served in a bishopric and stake Sunday School presidency. She served in stake and ward Relief Society callings, and in ward Primary and Young Women. They served full-time missions together in New Zealand and Wales. Both were ordinance workers in the St. George and Provo temples. Members of the Suncrest 2nd Ward, Orem Utah Suncrest Stake, they are parents of five children, and have 26 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

LaReu H. and Alice M. Jardine

"If you cooperate, and like to do the same things, that makes a marriage successful."

LaReu H. Jardine

Married 70 years on Dec. 12, 1923, in the Logan Temple. They lived in Cache Valley in Trenton, Smithfield and Logan, Utah. He worked for a food corporation for 40 years. He served as elders quorum president, stake missionary and ward financial clerk. She served in Junior Sunday School and as a visiting teacher. Members of the Logan 25th Ward, Logan Utah Mount Logan Stake, they are parents of one son, and have three grandsons and two great-granddaughters.

Vern and Ella Wilson

"Working hard together and relying on each other has kept our love strong over the years."

Vern and Ella Wilson

Married 70 years ago on Dec. 5, 1923, in Price, Utah, and later sealed in the Provo Temple. He farmed and worked as a mechanic in the coal mines. He is a home teacher and continues in this calling. She has always gardened and has won awards for her flowers. Members of the Price (Utah) 4th Ward, they are parents of three children, and have 17 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Editor's note: The Church News will honor couples married 70 years, or on successive years those who have not been honored previously, and those who have been married 75 or more years. Information and a clear photo must be sent at least three weeks before the couple's anniversary to Church News, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110. Illustration by Deseret News artist Reed McGregor.

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