62 Years Tried and Proven

This post was wonderful to write and to research. It’s on my dear grandparents, Garvin and Jeanne Daybell. Jeanne passed away 2 years ago, but while she was alive she and Garvin were inseparable, and seeing them holding hands and laughing together was a common sight.

This loving couple met when Jeanne was a sophomore in high school and he was a senior at a school assembly. They were married two years later when Jeanne was a senior in high school. She dropped out because of the marriage. Her father was furious and hated Garvin for several years saying it would never work out… 62 years later Garvin can only chuckle about this nay-saying.

They had four wonderful children and countless grand- and great-grandchildren. They worked together for 20 years at a dairy, then opened their own photography company. They loved the opportunity to spend even more time together. A favorite memory was grabbing dinner after a wedding photo shoot.

When asked what the “secret” was to 62 happy years, he responded with confidence, “We were very spiritual and accepted all the church assignments that were given. We stayed close to the temple and remembered/honored the promises we made to God and each other the day we were married.

“We also agreed about most things, and although we did squabble once in a while, it was usually my fault and I was quick to apologize.

“We also went on vacation together: Hawaii, eight cruises, Ireland and down to St. George.

“What do I miss about her? Jeanne. I miss Jeanne, all of her.”

The memory of Jeanne is still alive in her 62 year example of how a marriage should be. We all miss you. Thank you for being wonderful.

62 years of a happy mariage

62 years of a supporting and loving marriage