Madison Meadows residents celebrate platinum wedding anniversary, share advice for long-lasting love
Madison Meadows residents Mary and Dean Jones grew up just 25 miles apart in Montana among mutual friends, but they did not actually meet until attending Montana State
College, now Montana State University. As students living together in a co-op, Mary and Dean were assigned daily
chores to keep the co-op running smoothly. One day, they were both scrubbing the dining room floor and serendipitously backed into one another under a
The two fell in love, and were married June 9, 1946.
And today, Mary and Dean are just as in love as they were in the ‘40s. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary among family, friends, and fellow retirement community residents at Madison Meadows. Get more information about the senior living community in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mary and Dean’s three children, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren surprised the happy couple with a wonderful dinner and a night of dancing to their favorite entertainer, Rip James. Capping off the love-filled evening was a champagne toast as Mary and Dean shared
their advice for a long, happy marriage.
“Perseverance and cooperation,” said Mary in an interview with KPNX-TV. “They say marriage is 50/50; it’s not. It’s
70/30—on both sides.”
Congratulations to Mary and Dean, an inspiration for all young couples!