John and Stella Duran
John and Stella Duran of Butte were married 65 years ago today in Taos, N.M. In 1950, the couple moved to Butte to work and raise a family on the “Richest Hill on Earth.” John worked as a rock miner for the Anaconda Co., while Stella stayed at home to raise their five children — Gloria, their first child, married to Robert Baide; son, John, and his wife, Vicki Duran; daughter, Rufina (Duran) Morrow; daughter, Susie, and her husband, Bud Washburn; and their youngest, Lori Duran.
John and Stella have since welcomed 15 grandkids and 23 great-grandkids. They have lovingly cared for their entire family these 65 years and counting. They will be celebrating this momentous occasion surrounded by family at Clark’s Park.