Milestones of togetherness

"We stayed together because of our commitment to our marriage vows, `Till death do you part.' Later, when we were sealed in the temple, our commitment was for time and all eternity." - Mamie Cronin

Married 70 years ago on July 3, 1928, in Purvis, Miss., and later sealed in the Arizona Temple. They lived in Mississippi and California where he was a building contractor. In his earlier years he was a professional boxer and wrestler and retired as undefeated Southern States heavyweight champion. He served as district mission president, bishop and high councilor. She served as Relief Society, Primary and Young Women president. Together, they served in the New Zealand Auckland Mission. Members of the Clinton Ward, Mississippi Jackson Stake. Parents of eight children, they have 27 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

"Because of our love for each other and our families, it is remarkable how we have grown so close-knit and have so many friends." - Arthur and Ella Gardner

Married 70 years ago on July 16, 1928, in Holbrook, Ariz., and sealed a short time afterward in the Arizona Temple. He was a high school teacher, and played in dance bands. They both served a stake mission and he served as ward choir leader. She enjoyed oil painting, making jewelry and crocheting. She was YWMIA president and a Primary teacher. Members of the Phoenix 28th Ward, Glendale Arizona Stake. Parents of four children, they have 21 grandchildren and 70 great-grandchildren.

"We have always been best friends, and have love and respect always for each other." - Ruby McCammon

Married 70 years ago on July 25, 1928, at Drumright, Okla. They lived in Oklahoma until 1946 when they moved to Tonasket, Wash., where they have lived since then. He worked for the county road department, and she worked for the U.S. Post Office. They were baptized members of the Church in 1970, and sealed in the Arizona Temple. Members of the Oroville Ward, Ephrata Washington Stake. Parents of five children, they have 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

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