Milestones of togetherness

"Try to communicate more. Try to understand each other more. So many people don't communicate enough. And stick to the gospel."

Wayne CorbellMarried May 24, 1923, Santa Tomas (now Stahmann Farms), N.M., and later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple. They lived in New Mexico most of their lives where he was president of the Hatch Branch, Las Cruces New Mexico Stake, and she was Relief Society president. He worked for the U.S. Reclamation Service. Now members of the Fort Worth 3rd Ward, Fort Worth Texas Stake. Parents of four children, they have nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Owen B. and Elizabeth

Schellinger Smith Anderson

"The longevity of our marriage is due to the fact that we did not retire to our bed with any problems unsettled between us."

Owen and Elizabeth Anderson

Married 72 years ago on June 1, 1921, in Provo, Utah, and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. He taught school in Davis and Utah counties in Utah, and in Palmyra, N.Y. He is a stake patriarch. She served in music callings and as Primary president. The couple served full-time in the California North Mission. Members of the Pleasant Grove [Utah] 11th Ward. Parents of eight children (seven living), they have 48 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and six foster children.

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.

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