Joseph and Isabel Dray celebrated their 71st anniversary on Oct. 24, 2013.
Joe and Isabel were married Oct. 24, 1942, at St. Mary's Church in Warren. They currently reside at Givens Estates in Asheville, N.C.
The couple have two children, Cheryle (William) Remley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Gregory (Lydia Jeffries) Dray of Asheville, N.C. They also have seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, who celebrated this momentous occasion with them.
Joseph and Isabel Dray
Joe served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. After the war they settled in Warren and Joe started his own business, called Dray Business Equipment which was located on East Market Street; Isabel was a homemaker.
They belonged to St. Mary's Church and later Blessed Sacrament Church. They belonged to the Trumbull Country Club where they were both avid golfers.
After retiring, they lived in Warren for six months and Highland Beach, Fla., for six months. They moved from Warren to Asheville in 1996.