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.