Rulon and Marie Bradshaw
"Right at the beginning, we agreed that we would always love the Lord, each other and our children." -- Rulon and Marie BradshawMarried 70 years ago on June 5, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Lyman, Wyo., where they farmed, then moved to Salt Lake City, and later to Sandy, Utah. He was involved in the home building industry most of his career, owning a lumber yard and prefabrication business. He was president of the Utah Home Builders Association and Sugar House Rotary Club. He served on the Young Men General Board, as president of the Southwest British Mission and as bishop, and is a temple sealer, stake patriarch, and an avid Scouter. She assisted in the business and was a homemaker, and enjoyed needlework and quilting. She served in the Relief Society, Sunday School and Primary, and accompanied him as mission president. Members of the Union 14th Ward, Salt Lake Cottonwood Creek Stake. Parents of four children, they have 23 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Robert M. and Mae Gordon
"We love the Lord, and thank Him for our beautiful family, all He has given us, and especially for 70 years of marriage." -- Robert M. and Mae Gordon
Married June 17, 1929, in Provo, Utah, and later sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. He worked for the Utah State Road Commission for two years and then for Utah Power & Light for 43 years, retiring as superintendent of the Ogden District. He was president of Lions clubs in Preston, Idaho, and Ogden, Utah, and served as elders quorum president and high priests group secretary. She was a homemaker and served in the Primary. They have enjoyed traveling to many areas of the world. Members of the Logan 22nd Ward, Logan Utah East Stake. Parents of three children, they have eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Burton and Leatha Kunz
"We credit our many years of marriage to our ability to face the difficulties of life with faith, courage and lots of hard work." -- Burton and Leatha Kunz
Married 70 years ago on June 6, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived all their lives in Victor, Idaho, where they farmed. He served as high councilor, bishop, and in the stake mission presidency. She served as stake and ward Relief Society president and in many other callings. She is known for her cooking, and for huckleberry preserves. They served a full-time mission in Minnesota. Members of the Victor, Idaho, 1st Ward where their son is currently bishop. Parents of six children, they have 14 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Alf and Ruby Olsen
"First you have to be in love, and then you have to learn how to give and take." -- Ruby Olsen
Married 70 years ago on June 6, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. He introduced her to the Church, and she was baptized on Feb. 19, 1928. He was a contract trucker, and owned a plywood business. He served on the Teton Peaks Scout Commission, as Young Men president, bishop's counselor and Scout leader. She enjoys doing needlework and ceramics. She was stake Relief Society president, and ward Young Women and Primary president. Together they served in the Virginia Roanoke Mission and in the Texas Dallas Mission in family history work, and on a stake mission and in the Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center. Members of the Idaho Falls 10th Ward, Idaho Falls Idaho North Stake. Parents of three children, they have 10 grandchildren and 20 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. 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