HAMILTON, Ohio — An Ohio couple celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary in early June. In July, they both turn 100.
It is a love story out of Hamilton, Ohio, and the players are Hubert Malicote and his wife, June.
According to online vital records, William Hubert Malicote was born July 23, 1922, in Jackson County, Kentucky. His wife, Frances June Napier, was born July 13, 1922, in Perry County, Kentucky.
They applied for a marriage license in Indiana in June 1943, according to The Indianapolis Star. They were married on June 8, 1943, WLWT-TV reported.
The couple settled in Hamilton, where Hubert Malicote worked as a machinist for Diebold for 50 years while June raised their three children.
“She was a terrific stay-at-home mom,” Hubert Malicote told WLWT. “She made the girls’ dresses. She planted a big garden. She canned and preserved, and she was a good stay-at-home mom.”
It has been a blissful marriage.
“We’ve never had a quarrel,” Hubert Malicote told WLWT. “We’ve never had one quarrel.”
Hubert said he met his future wife after he accepted an invitation to church one night.
“Miraculously the back pew was empty, so, we went in and they were all standing and right in front of us was a pew full of young girls. And, (June) looked around at me and smiled,” he told the television station.
After their marriage, Hubert Malicote joined the Navy and served during World War II.
In addition to their three children, the Malicotes have seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, WLWT reported.
Hubert and June’s family will be hosting a 100th birthday celebration for the couple in July. The couple will also be grand marshals at the Oxford Independence Day Parade on Saturday, according to the television station.
Hubert Malicote said the success of the couple’s marriage was to find things in common and emphasize the importance of family.
Oh, and never quarrel.
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