Dora Garrett and Orson Martell Richins
"We have been a 24-hour couple. We do everything together. We have had a very, very happy marriage. The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." Orson M. Richins
Married July 2, 1930, in Oakley, Idaho, and sealed later in Salt Lake Temple. They lived in Salt Lake City where he started at Kearns Corporation and eventually became a corporate officer with Prudential Federal Savings. He was president of the Salt Lake Lions Club and the Salt Lake Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He served as bishop's counselor and bishop, high councilor, high priests quorum president and temple ordinance worker. They served a mission together at the Arizona Temple Visitors Center, as director the latter part of the mission. She served as Relief Society president, religion class teacher, stake Relief Society president's counselor, and enjoyed crocheting and was a sweepstakes winner at the Utah State Fair for her tablecloth. She has made hundreds of gingerbread houses, many which were auctioned for charity. Members of the Capitol Hill 1st Ward, Salt Lake Stake. Parents of seven children (six living), they have 30 grandchildren and 48 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. 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.