Smiths celebrate 70th anniversary


Marvin Smith and his wife, Freda (Brumley) Smith of Neosho, Missouri, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Valentine’s Day. They were married in Durant, Oklahoma, on February 14, 1953.

Marvin is retired from a long and successful career in retail management across JCPenney, Gibson’s Discount and Alco.

The couple has three children; Farand Smith of Salt Lake City, Utah, Marvena Baker-Shriver of Denver, Colorado, and Nansen Smith of Anderson, Missouri and five grandchildren; Christopher Smith of North Salt Lake, Utah, Corey Smith of Monmouth, Oregon, Joshua Baker of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tyler Smith of Diamond, Missouri, and Brant Smith of Omak, Washington. Additionally, they have four great-grandchildren; Alina Smith and Makayla Smith of North Salt Lake, Lydia Renfro-Smith and Bodhi Renfro-Smith of Monmouth.