Denis (89) and Phillis (85) Herbst have been married for an incredible 63 years.
Dennis and Phillis celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on February 19. What an achievement.
Over the years they have been gifted with three children of their own, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild on the way.
Their grnadaughter Jeanine Herbst told a bit of their love story.
“My grandparents met at a Christmas Eve party at a friend’s house. It must have been in December 1953.”
“They got married in the Presbyterian Church in Primrose, Germiston and had the reception at Primrose Town Hall.”
“Among other things, oupa loves ouma because she is caring, nurturing to all, her commitment to their marriage and being tolerant of his shortcomings. Ouma loves his kindness and gentleness.”
Their undying commitment to one another has been the glue to their incredible bond over all the years.
“They took their wedding vows very seriously and have a strong commitment to each other to this day.”
“Oupa and ouma moved to Kempton Park in 1964 and have been blessed with three children, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild on the way.”
“They have lived in Kempton Park for 53 years and have been such a blessing to everyone who has come into contact with them; they are truly loved by all.”
A truly incredible achievement and wonderful; example to all.
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