Friends, family gather for 70th wedding anniversary

Published: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 03:06 PM.

"For their age, they get around great," Dudley said.

Relatives said the couple has stayed young at heart.

"They haven't seemed to lose their enthusiasm at their age," grandchild Janet Fitzgerald said. "They still have fun with each other."

An inspiration

Some of the younger family members marveled at the marriage’s longevity.

"It’s unbelievable that they have been together for that long," said great grandchild Lillie Gaillard, 10. "I know that (Marlin) was in World War II; that's pretty cool."

Her mother, Erin, found her grandparents’ long lasting marriage inspirational.

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