Duranord Veillard became 109 years in February while his dearly wife, Jeanne became 105 in May. They have been together for almost a generation. In November 1932 they got married, and the same very month Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president. They surely didn’t know that they would live this long and they would still be together. They are an example for many loving couples who one day wish to say their vows and walk down the isle with the person they want to spend the rest of their life.
Duranord and Jeanne Veillard raised five children, they moved to the United States in 1968 after Duranord lost his job as a judge and was awarded a visa to visit the U.S. He settles in Spring Valley.
There he found a job as a lab sechnician at the Good Samaritan Hospital and he worked for 10 years. Then he retired.
Now, they live with Marie Eveillard, their daughter.
What’s their secret for keeping the love and happiness in the marriage and being the calm happy family?
“That’s God”- says Duranord Veillard
They celebrated 82 years of marriage and their birthdays with the closest family members in a presence of the people who wish them well.
Duranord is known as a good and honorable man, and as his son Vely Veillard who is 62 years old, says that at the ceremony he gave an interview to an reporter and wanted to tell him all about their memories because he remembers everything and even offered the reporter a piece of birthday cake which was frosted and crowned with the number 108.
Jeanne Veillard wore a white linen dress with a pair of pink slippers, she sat nex to her husband and never let go of his hand.
At the question how she met her husband, she answered that she found him in the street, lol.
Everybody laughed at her response, she made everyone in that room smile.
The Veillard family believes that Duranord and Jeanne are both the oldest married couple in the area. They have 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Every morning Veillard wakes up at 5 am and he does 5 to 7 pushups, takes a cup of tea, oatmeal and fresh fruit for breakfast and he is ready to start his day. Then for lunch and dinner would eat fish and fresh vegetables and will always sleep early and very often.
The couple are always indoors except to see the doctor neither walks without assistance. But both are looking forward to celebrate another landmark in their life.