Seventy years and counting

Seventy years and counting

YUMA, Ariz. – A unique set of winter visitors have been coming to Yuma for over 30 years, but that’s not the only thing they have in common.

Leonard and Peggy Cline live at the Arizona West RV Park in the winter and reside in Trenton, Michigan for the rest of the year. Their close friends, Swede and Betty Larson, lead similar lives but they travel from Tillamook, Oregon to enjoy Yuma’s mild winters.

Peggy Cline says, “We love coming here. It’s the people, it’s like coming home to see everybody again.”

Their favorite winter getaway isn’t the only thing these couples share. Both have been married for 70 years. Peggy Cline and Betty Larson are both 87-years-old. Their husbands, Leonard Cline and Swede Larson, are both 90-years-old and World War II veterans. Both couples were married just three days apart, back in 1946.

Betty Larson says, “We come to Yuma for our friends ever year.”
News 11’s Asal Rezaei will have this full story tonight at 5 p.m. (MT).

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