Milestones of togetherness

"Our lives have been long and happy, filled with the love of the Lord and our family and each other."

Vera and Joseph A. BrownMarried 70 years ago on Dec. 4, 1924, in the Alberta Temple in Cardston, Alberta. He served a mission in Samoa, and later a short-term mission in the Eastern States. They farmed in Canada, then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was a car salesman, and lived a few years in Arco, Idaho, where they operated a motel. She spent many years teaching Primary and doing visiting teaching. Members of the St. George (Utah) 2nd Ward. Parents of six children, they have 32 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Goldie and Theodocia Garner

"Our shared love and devoted Church service has brought us through many struggles and we've enjoyed our 70 years together."

Goldie and Theodocia Garner

Married 70 years ago on Dec. 4, 1924, in Payette, Idaho, and sealed in the Logan Temple eight years after his baptism. He operated a feed store and sheared sheep for nearly 70 years. He served in the seventies quorum and high priest group leadership and was a faithful home teacher. She was a homemaker, served in the Sunday School and as a visiting teacher, providing many hours of compassionate service to others. Members of the Boise 7th Ward, Boise Idaho South Stake. Parents of nine grandchildren, they have 20 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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