Leon and Ruth Chalker of Southington, were honored during a surprise party held at Chalker’s Auction on Oct. 5, 2013.
The couple married Oct. 5, 1946.
Leon worked as an auctioneer and Ruth as a bookkeeper. They opened Chalker’s Auction in Southington in 1966 which still operates daily. They spent more than 30 years traveling to machinery auctions across the United States and Canada.
They have three daughters; Marilyn and (John) Schlacht, Martha (Jimmie) Bowser, and Margie (Joe) Miller. They also have 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson.