"Have love and respect for one another. Love and serve God. Think positive and keep a smile on your face."
- Hyrum and Reta Johnson
Married 70 years ago on Oct. 29, 1924, in the Salt Lake Temple. Both were born in Mexico. They met in Blanding, Utah, and lived most of their married lives in Santa Maria and Santa Paula, Calif. He worked for Union Oil Co., and served as bishop and stake patriarch. She sang in the Tabernacle Choir, filled many Church callings and is known for her needlework. Members of the Park Seville Ward, Orem Utah Park Stake. Three of their children and spouses are currently serving full-time missions. Parents of five children, they have 23 grandchildren and 75 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.