Gaylan and Patty (Shupe) Kleveland will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Friday. They were married on Oct. 2, 1955 in Tilden, Nebraska.
The couple moved to Tracy a year later where Gaylan went to work for Sun Valley Creamery, where he worked for nine years. He then went to work Laura Scudders Potato Chip Co. delivering chips for 25 years before retiring. Patty also worked at Laura Scudders, where she packed chips. Gaylan worked 12 more years for Safeway before retiring again.
Gaylan and Patty enjoy singing and visiting with the residences of seven different retirement homes in the area and also enjoy going on cruises and working in their garden. The two have been active working in the Church of Christ for 64 years.
The have two sons, including Richard, who lives in Sparks Nevada with his wife Maria; and Randall, who lives in Stockton with his wife, Emi. The couple also enjoys watching their five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren grow up.