Bill and Joyce Murphy of Sioux City recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.

Their children are W. Patrick Murphy of Florida, Sandi Hansen (Dave) of Omaha, Tom Murphy (Janet) of Sioux City, John Murphy (Lisa) of Sioux City, Jim Murphy (Sue) of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Kelli Tuttle (Joe) of Sioux City. They have 19 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Bill and Joyce were married at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Dec. 27, 1947. They honeymooned in Sioux Falls. Bill is a retired brick mason and Joyce was employed at a few places, but was primarily a homemaker.