Originally published Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 06:30p.m.

Lowell and Lani Fagen will celebrate 68 years of marriage Aug. 5, 2018. Lowell, originally from Iowa, and “Pi’ilani,” born and raised on Maui, Hawaii, met while he was stationed in Honolulu in the Marine Corps and she was a school teacher on the island of Lana’i. They had a long distance relationship for a couple of years, during which time he proposed and sent a ring through the mail. They married in 1950 in the campus chapel at the University of California-Berkeley, where Lani graduated, with just a few people in attendance, and spent more than half of their married life in Iowa. The couple moved to Prescott in 1987, and currently live in Brookdale.