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60th anniversary for South Lake Tahoe couple


Bob and Jeanne Williams of South Lake Tahoe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 21. They were married at Yuma, Ariz., only 14 days after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and Bob went off to war.

The young couple eloped because Jeanne’s mother, Eve, said, “Don’t you marry him, it will never last.”

Well, last it did!

The still happily married duo resided in the California San Fernando Valley from 1949 to 1989, where Bob was a formica salesman and Jeanne owned three womens clothing stores. Following retirement they moved to South Lake Tahoe to be close to their two sons and grandchildren. Bruce Williams, the eldest son, and Ron Williams, the youngest, have been residents of South Lake Tahoe since 1972.

Ron and his wife, Jackie, have given Bob and Jeanne three grandchildren — Alexis, 21, Ronnie II, 13 and Chris, 11.

The Williamses will observe their anniversary with a family celebration Dec. 21 at the Chart House in Stateline. In addition to local family members, they will be joined by their daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Bob Lloyd, and grandson, Brendon Lloyd, of Duluth, Minn., and Bob’s sister, Claudia Barret of Van Nuys, Calif.

Jeanne spends a good deal of her time as a member of Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering in the Barton gift shop. Bob enjoys golf with his grandson, Chris, and his neighbors. They couple have a fabulous relationship with their children and grandchildren.

Ron Williams often tells friends that he is lucky to have the two best parents in the whole wide world.

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