Wednesday, December 14, 2022
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John and Louise Godkin of Carpinteria will celebrate 50 years of marriage later this month. Louise, a nurse, and John, a contractor, were married on Dec. 16, 1972, at All Saints by the Sea Church in Montecito. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Dolly Sanchez Montalvo and Willie Montalvo celebrate 55 years of marriage this year. The couple married on Nov. 23, 1967. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

John Welty and Vera Albrecht Welty of Carpinteria are celebrating 65 years of marriage in an upcoming Sept. 3 celebration at their home, along with their children, grandchildren and other family members. The couple have four children – Karen Graf, John Welty Jr., Alain Welty and Marc Welty –…

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Robert and Christine (Carter) Thompson of Meadow Circle in Carpinteria will celebrate 50 years of marriage this month. The couple was married on July 22, 1972, in Palo Alto, California. The Thompsons have two children, Geoff and Erin, and four grandchildren. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Victor Alarcon and Lucia Alarcon Gutierrez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14, alongside family and friends. The Carpinteria couple has five children together – Marisol, Caroline, Marco, Rebecca and Natalia – and 15 grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Chloe Klein and Jason Robert Cozort celebrated their first anniversary on Jan. 16. The couple was married last year in a private party’s back yard due to Covid-19 restrictions. Klein grew up in Ventura and attended Reality Church with her family, where she met Rob and Debbie Cozort of Carpin…

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Joaquin and Sukie Ornelas will celebrate 58 years of marriage on April 27. Joaquin and Sukie have three children, Joaquin Jr., Danny and Jorge and two grandchildren. Due to this year’s unique circumstances, they will celebrate their union with family.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Joseph and Yvonne Velasquez will celebrate 60 years of marriage on April 8. Joseph and Yvonne have three children, Joe, Dina and Denise and six grandsons (one deceased), three granddaughters, five great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. The family plans to have a reunion to celebrate…

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Joe and Kim (Casselman) Franken were married on Nov. 10, 1990 at Casa Dorinda in Montecito. Their close friends and Casa Dorinda residents attended their wedding and Judge James Pattillo performed the ceremony. It was one of less than three weddings that have been held at Casa Dorinda. Joe i…

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cullen and Dorothea (Dottie) Deck were married on Aug. 27, 1955 at San Pedro Methodist Church. The couple met in seventh grade at Narbonne High School in Lomita, California, and began dating as seniors. They moved to Carpinteria 50 years ago when Cullen became Assistant Principal at Carpinte…

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Michael and Laura Cleary were married on Aug. 13, 1960, at the Sacred Heart Church of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. It was the start of 60 wonderful years, said Michael, married to “the perfect girl.” The Clearys moved to a Shepard Mesa home in Carpinteria 22 years ago…

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Former Carpinteria residents Lescher and Dorothy Dowling will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 16. The couple first met at a Barn Dance at Carpinteria High School in 1942. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Tom and Pam (Toniatti) Bollinger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. The Carpinteria couple has two children, Todd and Patrick Bollinger. Due to the pandemic, they will have a quiet celebration at home and via Zoom with their family and friends. 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

KC Collins and Greg Novak celebrate 20 years of marriage since their wedding under a magical banyan tree in Waimea on leap day in 2000. The couple recalls that the ceremony was short, but the celebration with friends and family lasted for five days. Collins, the manager of Cate Campus Store,…

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bob and Pat Wingate of Carpinteria celebrated 50 years of marriage at The Ranch House in Ojai. The couple was married on Nov. 8, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Oak View, California, and moved to Carpinteria in 1986. The Wingates have two daughters, Lanell Wingate and Jen Kelly, a son-in-la…

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Art and Magda Overgaag of Carpinteria celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary surrounded by their four children, Leo (Suzette) of Palm Desert, Ellen (Cary) Seyle of Santa Barbara, Pete (Shelley) of Santa Barbara, and Karin (Sean) Connolly of Santa Barbara, their 10 grandchildren and three …

Tuesday, August 06, 2019
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Lisa Guravitz and Fred Shaw of Carpinteria will celebrate their 40-year anniversary on Aug. 11, 2019. Guravitz is a Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Boardmember, and Shaw is a Carpinteria City Councilmember and the former Mayor of Carpinteria. The couple has one son, Anthony, …

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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Bonnie Donovan met her husband-to-be Larry Donovan on the day he got out of the Marines after the Korean War.  “I never got to see him in uniform,” she said. The couple were married at St. Joseph Chapel in Carpinteria in 1954 and are celebrating 65 years of marriage on Thursday, June 20. The…

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Joe and Lucy Overgaag celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 2. The couple were married in Lucy’s hometown of Schipluiden in the Netherlands. They moved with their four children to Carpinteria in 1978, where they started and operated Westerlay Roses up until Joe’s retirement.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Norman and Mary Cota of Carpinteria will celebrate 60 years of marriage on March 14. The Cotas were married at the Santa Barbara Court House on March 14, 1959. The Cota’s family has grown over the years and today they have four children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Julia Cota Stuber and Richard Stuber celebrated 26 years of marriage on March 13. The Stubers were married in 1993 in Nevada. The Stubers have two daughters, Courtney Toth and Hannah Stuber, and two grandchildren. Julia works for United Airlines and Richard is a construction worker for Mitch…

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Judith (Williams) and Bernard Jones of Carpinteria recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Judith is a retired nurse practitioner and Bernard is a retired registered nurse. Both were also K9 trainers. The Joneses have two sons, Christopher and Steven, both in Carpinteria, and two grandchildren.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Art and Nina Taylor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a celebration party held on Sept 3 at the Carpinteria Lions Club Park. It was attended by about 75 friends and family, some of whom traveled from as far away as Vermont.