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Milestones of togetherness

Julia L. and D. Crawford Houston

"Just keep your head on straight and keep the commandments."

  • D. Crawford Houston

Married 70 years ago on June 9, 1926, in the Salt Lake Temple, after each completed a mission in the Northwestern States Mission. He graduated from BYU and later from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. They lived in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento, Calif., before moving to Salt Lake City, where they have lived about 60 years. He served as president of the National Society for the Study of Communications and Sons of the Utah Pioneers and retired as director of communications for Kennecott Copper Corp. He was president of the California South Mission. They served 17 years as ordinance workers in the Salt Lake Temple. She was Primary, Relief Society and YWMIA president. Members of the Monument Park 9th Ward. Parents of three children, they have eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Jonathan and Harriet O'Brien

"Be equal with your partner. Give him a chance to say what he wants to say as well as you saying what you want to say."

  • Harriet O'Brien

Married 70 years ago on May 19, 1926, in Gooding, Idaho, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Idaho and Utah until World War II started, and then they moved to Washington where he worked in the shipyards and on the Grand Coulee Dam. He served as bishop's counselor, Sunday School president and branch president. She served as ward Relief Society president, counselor and instructor, and Primary secretary. They filled a three-year mission to American Samoa, helping to build schools and meetinghouses. Members of the Tacoma 3rd Ward. Parents of three children, they have 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Reba and John Lamar Johnson

"Our temple marriage has held us together. It has been a strength to both of us."

  • Reba Johnson

Married 70 years ago in the Salt Lake Temple on June 2, 1926. Lived in Tabiona, Utah, until he was elected Duchesne County clerk, and then they moved to Duchesne. They later moved to Provo and Orem, Utah. He served as bishop and stake clerk for 17 years. He also has served as Orem Utah Stake patriarch for many years. She served in the auxiliaries and has done considerable family history work. Members of the Sharon Park 4th Ward, Orem Utah Sharon Park Stake. Parents of five children, they have 30 grandchildren.

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