Celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 2 are Raymond R. and Dorothy E. Adams of Payson. Mr. and Mrs. Adams, whose families moved to Phoenix in the 1950s, met as employees of KOY Radio while working their way through school. Just a few months after their marriage on June 2, 1962, Mr. Adams was drafted for the Cuban Missile Crisis and was assigned to the Army Signal Corps. Following military service, the couple returned to Phoenix where Mr. Adams began his engineering career in the cable television industry and Mrs. Adams worked in the financial industry. During that time, Mr. Adams became a commercial pilot and flight instructor, and decided to move into the aviation electronics industry. In 1976, they moved to Olathe, Kan. where he worked for King Radio, and Mrs. Adams worked as an officer of Southgate State Bank. Three years later, Rockwell/Collins in Melbourne, Fla. extended an invitation to Mr. Adams to work for their research and development facility, where he became a design engineer and technical director in aircraft radios and chief pilot of aviation radio flight testing. Mrs. Adams’ financial career advanced to vice president and corporate secretary of American Bank in Merritt Island. In 2005, Mr. and Mrs. Adams returned to Arizona as retirees to be closer to family, settling in “cooler” Payson. Mr. Adams, who has been an amateur radio operator since 1959, is immediate past president of the Tonto Amateur Radio Association. The couple are also members of the High Country Garden Club. Mrs. Adams volunteered in the Visitors’ Center at the Chamber for a few years until the need arose to assist her aging mother in Phoenix on a regular basis. They both immensely enjoy being back in Arizona after a long absence and especially appreciate seeing family more often, visiting old friends, and making new friends and neighbors.
James M. Hinton and Karen Sue Wainner Hinton rededicated their wedding vows at their 50th anniversary celebration at the LDS Stake Center in Payson, Ariz. April 21, 2012. They were married on April 21, 1962 in Barstow, Calif. Bishop Wilford Wiseman, who performed the wedding in 1962, came to Payson from Barstow to perform their rededication. Bishop Wiseman was the Bishop of the LDS Church in Barstow and also Jim’s high school English teacher. The couple had 85 friends and relatives attend the celebration. Friends and family came from as far as Texas, New Mexico and California to be with Jim and Sue. The couple stayed in California until 1971 where Jim was a deputy sheriff with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office and the Barstow Police. In 1971, they moved to Sue’s home state of Texas were Jim was a chief of police in Clute, Texas and Lake Jackson, Texas and retired from the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department as chief deputy after spending some 30 years in law enforcement. Sue retired from the Dow Credit Union in 2004 after 27 years. They moved to Payson in 2004 because Jim, who was originally from Seligman, Ariz., loved northern Arizona. Jim and Sue have a daughter, Charla Cook, who lives in Bastrop, Texas with her husband Joe, who works for the Bastrop Sheriff’s Department. Their son, Steven Hinton and wife Dawn, are currently living in Payson having just moved from Kingman, Ariz. Jim and Sue have 11 grandchildren: Alexa, Dareon, Jershon, Jadyn, Kaylan, Karras, Gavin, Christopher, Brandon, Alan and Travis. One of their grandsons, Ashton, died in 2005. They also have four great-grandchildren: Mary, Kaleb, Haylee and Rayne.
Connolly and Arthur
Carter Thomas Connolly and Angelina Lynn Arthur are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on June 16, 2012 in the Mesa Arizona LDS temple. Carter is a 2008 graduate of Mogollon High School and is the son of Jimmy and Lauree Lee Connolly of Payson. Angel also graduated in 2008 from Kirtland Central High School in New Mexico. She is the daughter of Sam and Stacie Arthur of Queen Creek. Friends and family are invited to a reception in their honor from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 16 at the LDS church 1150 W. Combs Road in San Tan Valley. The couple plan to make their home in Houston, Texas where the groom is employed with Pinnacle Securities.