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Merrill and Betty to celebrate 70th anniversary
March 24, 2017
Merrill Marcy and Betty Patterson were married March 30, 1947, in Naples, Idaho. Friends and family are invited to attend an open house in celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary at the Chic-N-Chop Restaurant in Bonners Ferry between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

Bring no gifts, but be prepared to share stories of their many years together!

They were both raised in Boundary County and graduated from Bonners Ferry High School.

They lived in Naples until 1964, when the Highway 95 relocation forced a move. They packed up the entire house and moved it over the Moravia Hill to the current location at Moravia.

Merrill worked 40 years for the Great Northern Railroad (now Burlington Northern-Santa Fe). Betty worked at Safeway, Anthony's, Bank of Idaho and Dinning Realty.

They raised three children – Marla, Dale and Midge.

After retirement Merrill has stayed busy raising horses, mules and donkeys. Betty stayed busy caring for grandchildren and raising flowers.

They continue to live on the farm and work in their vegetable and flower gardens. They enjoy many family get-togethers with children, their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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