Oct 5, 2012 2:30 PM by Matt Stafford

72nd wedding anniversary for Colorado Springs couple

Helen and Robert Rowton were married at Bethany Baptist Church in Colorado Springs October 6th, 1940. On Friday family and friends celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary with the couple at Broadmoor Court.

The Colorado Springs Conservatory serenaded the couple, Platte Floral donated a bouquet of 72 roses, and Drifter's Hamburgers (Robert's favorite) donated lunch.

After being married in 1940, Robert was deployed to fight in Europe in World War II. He fought at the historic Omaha Beach site on D-Day. Helen says they had their daughter's name, Joan, picked out the whole time he was gone.

When asked what their secret was for 72 years of marriage, Robert quickly said, "trust in the Lord." Helen was quick to agree.

The anniversary celebration was put together by Odyssey Hospice.


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