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Milestones of togetherness

"It has been a good journey, and we are fully committed to each other, to family and to the Church." - Merrill and Mary Hall

Married 70 years ago on Nov. 1, 1928, in Florence, Ariz., and later sealed in the Arizona Temple. They have lived all their lives in Mesa, Ariz., where he was an independent building contractor and U.S. Postal Services employee. A convert to the Church, he served in Scouting, was Sunday School superintendent, YMMIA president, finance clerk and home teacher. She began teaching Primary at age 15, and has served as Primary president, YWMIA president, Primary stake board member and visiting teacher. Both enjoy traveling. Members of the Mesa 28th Ward, Mesa Arizona North Stake. Parents of four children (three living), they have 20 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren.

"Take life as it is and do the best you can with it. We always believed in `Pay as you go, or go without.' " - Caroline and Mark Hansen

Married 70 years ago Nov. 14, 1928, in Nephi, Utah, and later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Palmyra, Utah, where he operated a dairy and beef farm. She has worked in the auxiliaries and served as Relief Society and Primary president and teacher. He served as home teacher for many years, and they also served as temple workers and still enjoy gardening. Members of the Palmyra Ward, Spanish Fork Utah Palmyra Stake. Parents of seven children, they have 40 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

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