Couple, both 90, celebrate 71st wedding anniversary

Couple, both 90, celebrate  71st wedding anniversary

Our parents, ‘the happy couple’, are Wm Myrl and Frances (Brock) Ellis. They love being residents of the Advent Christian Village in Dowling Park.

Myrl and Frances were each born in 1922. After being high school sweethearts, they were married in 1941. They  remained in their small hometown of Felicity, Ohio. Soon came along a baby girl, Charlotte.

But, our country called and it was off to WWII for Myrl. Frances held the home front down with vigor. Their only communication was a letter every day for three years.

Upon discharge, it was out to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Myrl attended airplane mechanic school.

It was there another girl was born, Dianne.

How exciting it was to be offered a job with Eastern Airlines in Miami. So off the young couple went, having 11 flats on the long trip. But they made it.

It was here in Miami they spent 42 years of their married life. Frances continued to be a devoted mother and housewife. Then, along came that baby boy, Wm Myrl Jr. (Bill).

After retirement in 1985 they began looking for another Florida city to call home.

Ocala was an instant love to them both. The very much enjoyed living there for 20 years.

And three years ago they moved to their new home in Dowling Park.

They are true Floridians!

Congratulations Mother and Father,

Charlotte, Dianne and Bill