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He found lifelong love by Fair Park Ferris wheel

By Kimberly Dishongh

This article was published October 23, 2016 at 2:10 a.m.

Nita Johnson and Leonard Zemp had their picture taken at a booth in Fair Park on their first date in spring 1945. They had one more date before he was sent overseas with the Army. “I always thought that the Lord put us together,” she says. “I still think that, and I will always believe that.”

Leonard and Nita Zemp have been married for almost 70 years. “She says the Lord put us together and I guess that’s right because other than when we lo...

Leonard Zemp went out with Juanita Johnson the first time he ventured into Little Rock. He would only have one more date with her before they began planning their wedding.

Leonard and Nita Zemp have been married for almost 70 years. “She says the Lord put us together and I guess that’s right because other than when we lo...

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