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Grants Pass Couple Celebrates 75 Years Together

By Danielle Craig

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — This weekend marks a very special anniversary for a Rogue Valley couple.

Bill and Marjorie Lewis tied the knot on June 16th, 1937. The now 97 and 95-year-olds spent the last 75 years raising three children together and taking trips to Australia, the Caribbean and driving across the country.

The couple says there is no real secret to having a strong marriage, though they do say love and respect are key in every relationship. Bill says it’s important to laugh through life. They also advise not getting wrapped up in financial arguments and staying away from credit cards.

The Countryside Village Retirement Community is throwing the couple two parties to celebrate.