Milestones of togetherness

Alta and Elijah Chipman

"Be patient, kind and forgiving. Work together for common goals." -- Alta and Elijah ChipmanMarried 75 years ago on Nov. 28, 1923, in Provo, Utah, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They have lived in American Fork, Utah, all their lives where he was a sheep rancher, feed store operator and clerk-treasurer for Alpine School District. He served as bishop and stake financial clerk. She served as Relief Society president and held various callings in the Primary. They served a stake mission together. Members of the American Fork 27th Ward, American Fork Utah Hillcrest Stake. Parents of four children, they have 20 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren.

Walter and Hazel Reyburn Dixon

"Stay out of debt -- those credit cards will get you in trouble. You can sure sleep good when you don't owe anybody." -- Walter and Hazel Dixon

Married 70 years ago in Idaho Falls, Idaho, on Dec. 1, 1928, and later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. They farmed in Ashton, Idaho, for a few years until moving to Parker, Idaho, where he worked as a mechanic. He served as home teacher and Sunday School greeter. She served as Relief Society, Primary, YWMIA and Sunday School secretary and was a visiting teacher. They enjoyed the outdoors and hunted and fished in their earlier years. Members of the Parker Ward, St. Anthony Idaho Stake. Parents of four children, they have 12 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Dorothy and Phil Nielsen

"The key to life is to submit to God's will." -- Dorothy D. Nielsen

Married 70 years ago on Nov. 28, 1928, in Provo, Utah, and later sealed in the Manti Temple. They have lived all their married lives in Payson, Utah, where he was a carpenter and cabinet maker. He served as ward clerk, Sunday School superintendent and YMMIA president's counselor, and enjoyed wood carving. She served as accompanist in Relief Society and Primary, and is known for her cooking and needlework. They served in the Provo Temple in their later years. Members of the Payson 18th Ward, Payson Utah Stake. Parents of two children, they have two grandchildren and eight 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.

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