Martha Boyle and Ray W. Bradford
"Starting in love and staying in love is the best foundation for a happy marriage." Ray W. and Martha Bradford
Married 70 years ago on Sept. 12, 1929, in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City and Murray, Utah, where he was an insurance and investments counselor. Both are musicians and both attended the University of Utah. He was a band leader and she was an organist and pianist. Both have held many callings and they served as temple workers for many years. Members of the Murray 23rd Ward, Murray Utah Stake. Parents of two sons, they have nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Thomas Claude and Mary Ellen Parkinson
"Our children were kind to other people. This made us proud, even though we didn't have too much money." Thomas Claude and Mary Ellen Parkinson
Married 70 years ago on Sept. 10, 1929, in Parowan, Utah, and later sealed in the St. George Temple. They lived their entire lives in Pin- tura and Toquerville, Utah, where he worked for the State Department of Transportation. He served in the high priests and elders quorums and was Sunday School president. She served in the Relief Society presidency and was a Sunday School teacher, and worked in the Junior Sunday School and YWMlA. Members of the Toquerville 1st Ward, LaVerkin Utah Stake. Parents of three children, they have 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.