Originally published Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 06:00a.m.

It was Feb. 8, 1953 when MontaGae Lease met a young sailor, Ed Hadsell in Glendale, California. They married 28 days later in Las Vegas, and on March 7, 2018 they celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary.

Both Gae and Ed have been community leaders and volunteers, literally since their honeymoon and throughout their 65 years together, serving the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America, U. S. Forest Service, Sharlot Hall Museum and the V.A. Hospital.

They have been blessed with five children; Sharon, Pattie, Susan, Bill and Cindy, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Many of the family members and their spouses will be joining them on a celebration cruise.