by Carole Seifert
Blair and Verona Seifert celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Avon Park, Fla. They met in 1936 while working at Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, Ill. and were married there on March 13, 1941.
After a term in the service of his country, Blair began a nursing course at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Calif., and finished it at Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, Calif., in 1950. He then completed nurse anesthetist training in 1952, at Madison Hospital, Tenn.
Blair worked as a Nurse Anesthetist in Aurora, Ill. until 1972, and then at Walker Memorial Hospital, Avon Park, Fla., as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist until his retirement in 1982. Verona spent her time raising their two children while working part time.
Blair and Verona have enjoyed many trips and cruises, as well as time with their family: daughter, Julie, is retired and lives in Lakeland; son, Thomas, a dentist, lives in Avon Park; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.