Society

Tue
18
Nov
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Lori Boyle engaged to Arthur Matthews

Lori Boyle of Goodyear has announced her engagement to Arthur Matthews of Goodyear, the son of Vivian Matthews of Litchfield Park.

The bride is employed with Public Safety Retirement, under the state government. The bridegroom is employed in insurance sales with AAA Arizona.

The wedding is scheduled for Dec. 24 for friends and family at the couple’s home in Goodyear. Their daughters, Ashley Karlene and Shelby Rae, plan to join them in the spring.

The couple plans to honeymoon at Catalina Island, Calif.

Tue
18
Nov
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Nixons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

Leroy and Helen Nixon of Avondale celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 21. 

The couple, who were married Aug. 21, 1954, in North Carolina, moved to Arizona in 2001. 

Mr. Nixon retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1994. Mrs. Nixon retired as a registered nurse in 1989. 

The couple have six children, Michael E., Brent J., Kevin E., Michelle E., Jeremy W. and Melinda K. 

To celebrate their anniversary, the Nixons drove more than 6,000 miles to visit friends and family and plan to take a cruise through the Panama Canal this month.

Tue
04
Nov
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Kohls celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Bob and Marcia Kohl of Goodyear celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 17.

The couple, who were married Oct. 17, 1964, in Omaha, Neb., have lived in Arizona for eight and a half years.

Mr. Kohl, who was employed in the information technology field, retired a few years before moving to Arizona.

The couple have two children, Christine Mayer and Eric Kohl; and three grandchildren.

 

 

 

Tue
21
Oct
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Jolene Handley, Christopher Duke marry

Jolene and Christopher Duke
Jolene and Christopher Duke

Jolene Nicole Handley and Christopher Jason Duke were married Oct. 5, 2014, in Avondale.

Family and friends attended an intimate ceremony at the home of the bride’s father, Clifford Handley.

The couple are expecting their first child, a daughter, in January.

Tue
21
Oct
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Downings celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Donna and Jerry Downing
Donna and Jerry Downing

Jerry and Donna Downing of Goodyear celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 2.

The couple, who were married Oct. 2, 1962, at 22nd Avenue Baptist Church in Phoenix, are Arizona natives.

Mr. Downing has been employed as a crane operator for a construction company for more than 40 years. Mrs. Downing is a homemaker.

Tue
23
Sep
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Kapetanovics celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Dan and Sharon Kapetanovic
Dan and Sharon Kapetanovic
Sharon and Dan Kapetanovic
Sharon and Dan Kapetanovic

Dan and Sharon Kapetanovic of Goodyear will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 27.

The couple, who were married Sept. 25, 1964, in Hammond, Ind., have lived in Arizona for more than 25 years.

Mr. Kapetanovic has been employed with Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. for more than 20 years as a district manager. Mrs. Kapetanovic retired from working in optical after 30 years.

Tue
16
Sep
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Society Notes - September 16, 2014

Carolyn and Alec Rogers
Carolyn and Alec Rogers

Carolyn Houser, Alec Rogers marry

Carolyn Houser and Alec Rogers were married July 12, 2014, in Julian, Calif., by Point Loma Nazarene University Professor Tim Hall.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Janet Houser of Litchfield Park. The bridegroom is the son of John and Susan Rogers of San Diego.

Fri
12
Sep
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Steve and Ellie Berliner celebrate 55th wedding anniversary

Steve and Ellie Berliner
Steve and Ellie Berliner
Steve and Ellie Berliner of Buckeye celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Sept. 7.
The couple, who married Sept. 6, 1959, in Brooklyn, N.Y., have lived in Arizona for eight years.
Mr. Berliner retired as the director of sales for Pacific Mutual Life after 27 years with the company in 1983. Mrs. Berliner worked in public relations.
The couple have two children, Hallie Ruth Feldman and Leland Spencer Berliner; and two grandchildren. Their son Geoffrey Milton Berliner died in an auto accident 25 years ago.
A reception was held Sept. 7 at Bella Luna Ristorante in Goodyear.
Fri
22
Aug
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Alba Avalos, Miguel Mora marry

Alba and Miguel Mora
Alba and Miguel Mora

Alba Yadira Muñoz Avalos and Miguel Lavarias Mora were married July 25, 2014, at a small chapel in Phoenix.

The bride is the daughter of Guillermo Muñoz Mena and Linda Xóchitl Muñoz of Avondale. The bridegroom is the son of Miguel Perez Mora and Felicitas Lavarias Mora of Phoenix.

The bride, a 2009 graduate of Agua Fria High School in Avondale, is a CNA.

The bridegroom, a 2008 graduate of Cesar Chavez High School in Phoenix, is a sergeant in the Army.

The couple will live in Ft. Riley, Kan.

 

Tue
19
Aug
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Achenbachs celebrate 50th anniversary

Betty and Edward Achenbach
Betty and Edward Achenbach

Achenbachs celebrate 50th anniversary

Edward and Betty Achenbach of Goodyear celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 6.

The couple, who were married on July 6, 1964, in Omaha, Neb., have lived in Arizona for seven years.

Mr. Achenbach retired from 20 years of service in the Air Force and from Reilly Chemical Co. after 20 years as a maintenance supervisor. Mrs. Achenbach retired in 2006 from the Indianapolis and Perry Township School Systems where she worked as a secretary and treasurer.

The couple celebrated their anniversary in San Francisco.

 

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