Tone News has been contacted by the family of Marlene and Lionel Whitefield in Taunton to let us know about how they have been ‘pillars of the community’ during their 60 years of marriage.
The couple celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on March 18th (2020) with their: 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren (a 12th is on the way!).
As well as bringing up their own family, they have also fostered a number of youngsters including over 30 pre-adoption babies, straight from hospital. All whilst running their own bed & breakfast business, the Acorn Lodge Guest House on the Wellington Road.
Daughter, Tracy has told Tone News:
“They have done so much during their married life, working hard & long hours to provide for their family so we wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for everything and tell them how much we love them, from all of the family.”