Durant couple celebrates wedding anniversary with family through window

DURANT, Okla. (KXII) - A Durant couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their family through the window of their assisted living center.

Grant and Pat Praytor are celebrating six decades of marriage.

"60 years is a big accomplishment to have been married," their daughter, Lisa Jackson said.

The Praytors have lived together at Featherstone Assisted Living in Durant for two years.

Despite regulations on visitation due to COVID-19, Jackson found a way to celebrate with them.

"I talked to Rachel, the director, and she came up with this idea of celebrating through the window," Jackson said.

Proving that family can overcome any barrier.

"So mom and dad are going to be inside eating their special KFC dinner I brought them, and we're going to be out here being able to celebrate with them," Jackson said.

Jackson said her dad has dementia, Parkinson's disease, and is in a wheel chair.

Her mom has had six knee surgeries.

But their love for each other has remained through it all.

"A wonderful example of how a loving couple should be," Jackson said.

The Praytors met at Oklahoma State University, dated for a couple of years and got married on April 2nd, 1960.

"He was big into gardening and animals, and mom was the house wife who always took care of everything," Jackson said.

When asked to give advice on what makes a lasting marriage, Pat said it is all about making sure you really know the person.

"The most wonderful, loving, caring parents," Jackson said.

A reminder that no matter what's happening in the world, love conquers all.

"Happy anniversary mom and and, we all love you very much," Jackson said.