Submitted photoAlan and LaVonne Brant
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Alan and LaVonne Brant of Grass Valley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

They were married Jan. 23, 1944, in Minneapolis, Minn. At the time, Mr. Brant was serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II and attending electronics school in Washington, D.C.

When Mr. Brant returned from his tour of duty, the couple settled in his hometown of Whittier until 1962, when they moved to San Diego.

Mr. Brant spent 33 years with Pacific Telephone in various capacities. He retired in 1972 and started a construction business.

Mrs. Brant was a busy homemaker with the couple’s three children. She was also involved with many organizations, serving in leadership positions in the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, as president of the Parent Teachers Association, as a volunteer at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, and as the local Meals on Wheels drivers’ coordinator. She was also involved in Little League baseball.

The couple’s children are Barbara Kilborn and husband, Alan, of Lake of the Pines; John Brant and wife, Deborah, of Sebastopol; and Janice George and husband, David, of Grass Valley. There are six grandchildren.

The couple moved to Grass Valley in 2001. Still in good health, the couple enjoys the new friendships they have made in Morgan Ranch and at St. Patrick’s Church.

Mr. Brant is a member of Native Sons of the Golden West and the Knights of Columbus.

Mrs. Brant often plays bridge with several longtime residents of the area.

They both are volunteers for Hospice of the Foothills.

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