Mae and J. Gaylord “Gay” LaFond, of Malta, celebrated their 70th anniversary with a dinner and party at the VFW in Malta.
Mae Svien and Gay LaFond were married Oct. 13, 1940, in Malta.
She was an operator for the telephone company in Malta.
Later, the couple founded LaFond Construction, where she was a receptionist and bookkeeper. They built and operated the Bon Soir Motel until 1976, and they farmed and ranched the Svien family farm until 2008.
They are retired.
Their children and spou ses are Susan and Larry Matthews, Jan and Craig LaFond, Mary and Maynard LaFond and Edie and the late Gaylord LaFond Jr., all of Malta; Darlene and Billy Froman, of Roundup; and Janet and Ed LaFond, of Billings.
They have 28 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.