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Atria Rancho Park Couple Renews Vows After 72 Years


Posted on February 28, 2014 by Taylor Rhea


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After nearly 72 years of marriage, Lyle and Gail Isaacs finally got the wedding celebration they never had! Not only did Atria Rancho Park in San Dimas, California host a vow renewal for the couple with family and friends, but they even arranged for the nuptials to take place on one of the most romantic days of the year: Valentine’s Day! Pastor Gary Williams of Christ’s Church of the Valley officiated the ceremony.

The couple first exchanged their vows on July 3, 1942 on the steps of city hall in San Diego, California. The witness of their wedding was a sailor, who just happened to be walking down the street at the time and stepped in to help.

After their ceremony, the two of them went to a quiet dinner and the next day Lyle was sent off to war.

After the war ended, Lyle went into food retail and became a very successful salesman in the meat industry.  He worked at places such as Farmer John and Luer, generating business with various food markets.

Gail and Lyle raised two boys, Craig and Gary. As a stay-at-home mom, Gail said it was sometimes very challenging, but she loved every minute of it.

The lovebirds were overjoyed to have the chance to renew their vows. When asked about their successful marriage, both replied that it’s all about communication and love.


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