Mark and Annabelle Settle celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with their family at a surprise buffet lunch at their Jacksonville home.

The family joined the Settles at the anniversary lunch and out-of-state family and friends honored them with a greeting card shower.

The Settles were married Feb. 18,1939, in Las Vegas, Nev. They lived in Burbank, Calif., until Mark Settle retired from the Burbank Fire Department in 1966 and they relocated to Applegate, Ore. They moved to Jacksonville in 1991.

They have four children, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. They were also parents to 22 Los Angeles County foster children.

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