5 Sun City couples celebrate 70-year anniversaries - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

5 Sun City couples celebrate 70-year anniversaries

Posted: Updated:
  • Must Read HeadlinesMore>>

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • Breast milk lawsuit; TSA settles lawsuit over breast milk screening

    Breast milk lawsuit; TSA settles lawsuit over breast milk screening

    A mom claims she was mistreated just for asking that her baby's milk not be x-rayed.She sued and now after several years of battling with TSA some big changes coming to the way moms trying to board with breast milk are treated.
    A mom claims she was mistreated just for asking that her baby's milk not be x-rayed.She sued and now after several years of battling with TSA some big changes coming to the way moms trying to board with breast milk are treated.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:15 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
SUN CITY, Ariz. -

Not every couple is able to reach their 70th wedding anniversary, so it's amazing when you see a celebration like today's. These five Sun City couples are all celebrating 70 years together, and each one is sharing their secrets to a long-lasting marriage.

There's going to be a big dinner Thursday night at Royal Oaks Retirement Community. Five couples will be honored -- each one is celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary this year.

"We've been married 70 years, we lived together four years before we were married," says Bet Wilbur.

Bet and Chuck Wilbur were married back in 1943 when gas was just 15 cents a gallon. Now they have five great-grandchildren.

"Got to be lucky and fortunate all your life to make it this far, believe me we've been lucky," says Chuck.

These couples are sharing their secrets to a long-lasting marriage. Myron and Sylvia Masny tied the knot when homes were selling for an average of $3,600.

"Taking care of each other, being there for each other," says Sylvia.

"It was love at first sight," says Myron.

"Now don't tell a lie," laughs Sylvia.

Traveling around the world is one way that Ward and Glenna Fountain have kept feeling young for 7 decades now.

"We've done a great deal of traveling around the world and I think that's kept life interesting for us," says Glenna Fountain.

Tonight's celebration at Royal Oaks is expected to be a walk down memory lane for all these couples

"70 years and we met in the second grade," says Wanda Coats. "And it took all the way through high school to really get him."

World War II was raging when the Coats' got married. Like the others, Dave and Kay Rathgen also got hitched during the war.

"I was in World War II, enlisted man, stationed in New York City," says Dave Rathgen. "I learned about the scriptures and studying the word. I found out how important it is for a man to love his wife and honor his spouse."

All five couples will be honored by family and friends for their 70 years together. It's a big accomplishment.

Altogether these couples have 11 children, 18 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices