Bruce and Norma Brunson celebrated 70 years of married on June 16, 2019, in Woodland, Wash., with a reception.

Norma Gene Garrett was born in Missouri on April 3, 1931, and Bruce Marvin Brunson was born in Los Angeles on July 9, 1929. Norma went to Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground, Wash., her junior year. She went home with a friend from Albany, Ore., for spring break and met Bruce on a blind date. Two months later, on June 17, 1969, they got married in Albany.

Together they've lived in three states and 12 different homes. Their family includes Scott and Karla (Kunz) Brunson of Woodland; Timothy and Ann Brunson of Oregon; 9 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren.

June 17, 2019