Richard and Naomi Curtis are celebrating 60 years of marriage. The couple married May 26, 1950 in the Mesa Temple, Mesa, Ariz. They have four children, born and raised in California: Laura Echols of Hageman, Idaho, Kathleen Edmunds of Mesa, Michael Curtis of Payson, and David Curtis, LaHarbra, Calif. As they were getting ready to retire, their daughter Kathleen and her husband Scott brought them to the area because they thought Payson would be a good place to be. “As we came up and down over the mountain, Naomi said, ‘This is the place,’” Richard said. They bought a lot in 1988, put a house on it and have lived here for 22 years and love it. Mr. Curtis retired from ABF Freight lines. Through the years they have enjoyed camping, fishing and visiting their children. They have 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Boyle and Weathersby
Michelle Weathersby, the daughter of Joseph and Debra Weathersby, married Preston Boyle, the son of Craig and Lisa Boyle and Yolanda Boyle, May 29, 2010 in Diamond Point, Ariz. Honor attendants were Danielle Leas and Nate Perna; also attending the couple were flower girls Chloee Boyle and Caelee Boyle, ring bearer Colten Boyle and the bride was escorted down the aisle by her grandfather, John Bebout. The couple will make their home in Payson.
Jones and Standifird
Breanne Standifird, the daughter of Barry and Lori Standifird of Payson, will marry Charles Jones, the son of Roy and Flory Jones of St. David, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2010 in the Mesa Arizona Temple in Mesa. The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Payson High School and will graduate in 2011 from Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher. The prospective groom currently resides in Denver, Colo. and is a 2006 graduate of St. David High School. Jones will also graduate from EAC in 2011. A reception for the couple will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa St., following the wedding ceremony.
O’Donnell and Harrison
Cynthia Harrison, the daughter of Jack and April Denney of Payson, married Cody O’Donnell, the son of Teresa Johnson and Robert O’Donnell, May 22, 2010 in Payson, with Judge Ronnie McDaniel officiating. The reception was held at Best Western Payson Inn. The couple will make their home in Payson.