Milestones of togetherness

"Long marriages last because of lots of hard work, and lots of love and tolerance."

  • Homer and Fawn DuncanMarried 70 years ago on June 30, 1921, in Castle Dale, Utah, and later sealed in the Manti Temple. They lived in Ferron, Utah, for most of their marriage. He worked as a sheep and cattle herder, coal miner and road builder. He served in the Mutual Improvement Association, and she served in many capacities in the Primary and Relief Society. Members of the Ferron 3rd Ward. Parents of five children (four living), they have 14 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Illustration of Marie Hall and Willard Atwood

"If it is worth doing, it is worth doing good."

  • Marie Hall Atwood

Married 70 years ago in Vernal, Utah, on June 27, 1921, and later sealed in the Logan Temple. He served in the Navy in World War I, and was a miner and farmer, and helped build defense plants during World War II. Both have worked in the auxiliaries, and were temple workers in their retirement years. Members of the Vernal (Utah) 6th Ward. Parents of seven children, they have 25 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Editor's note: The Church News will honor couples married 70 or 75 years, or at anniversary of those married longer than 75 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.