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Clarence and Frances Frett - 75 years... and counting.
Clarence and Frances Frett - 75 years... and counting.

Clarence and Frances Frett - 75 years... and counting.

Clarence and Frances Frett

75 years... and counting.

Clarence and Frances started their life together on Nov. 30, 1946. Dad and Mom, as they affectionately call each other, led common lives, which evolved in simpler times into their story of love, sharing, and life together.

Dad had just been discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard in April of 1946. He hitchhiked his way to the Springfield, Mo., area to visit with relatives, where he was introduced to Mom on a blind date. After returning home to Clinton, Iowa, he realized there was a special girl that he had left on that Billings, Mo., farm. A short time later, he returned to Missouri and offered his heart to her. She accepted, and on Nov. 30, they were

married at St. Joseph Church in Billings, with parents, siblings and relatives in attendance. After honeymooning in Joplin, Dad enrolled at Cedar Rapids Barber

College, now with Mom at his side. Upon his graduation, they moved to Montezuma, Iowa, living there for 18 months, where the first of their seven children was born. Their final move was to Marion, where they found room for six more children in their home, and a long

happy life together.

Now, 75 years later, their proud two daughters and

five sons, along with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, join together in wishing them a

HAPPY 75th ANNIVERSARY, and many more to come.

If you know Clarence and Frances, feel free to call or

visit with them, and learn more of their life's story.