Alexandria Couple Celebrates 75 Years of Marriage

Don and Grace in 1944 (The Shamblin Family)

ALEXANDRIA,VA- Don and Grace Shamblin, of Alexandria, are celebrating their 75th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on Aug. 20, 1944 in Cheshire, Ohio, when Grace was 18 and Don was 19. They relocated their family to the Virginia Hills section of Alexandria (Fairfax County) in 1959 where Don worked in the booming construction industry. Grace later worked at a bank in Old Town Alexandria. They moved into Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Alexandria two years ago. They are longtime members of Virginia Hills Baptist Church. The couple have three children, nine granddaughters (no grandsons!) and 11 great grandchildren, many of whom live in the Alexandria area.

Shamblin Couple Today (The Shamblin Family)

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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