Fords Celebrate 70 Years

Kim and Jean (Gaston) Ford, formerly of New Cumberland, were united in marriage on Dec 15, 1948 in Cumberland, Maryland. A 70th wedding anniversary party was held in their honor on Dec. 8 at the VFW in Weirton.

Kim is the son of the late Alvy and Bertha (Trader) of Salem, West Virginia. He retired from Weirton Steel in 1982 after 35 years and moved to Yankee Camp, Salem, West Virginia.

Jean is the daughter of the late Mabel and Luther Smearman and the late James F. Gaston all of Weirton.

They are the parents of seven children: Donna Snider and Crystal Dobosz of Weirton, James K., Richard D. and Barbara Young of New Cumberland, Dorene Ash and Brad Ford of Clarksburg. They have 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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