7/6/2008 11:00:00 AM Hallstroms celebrate 61st Wedding Anniversary
Ralph and Fran Hallstrom
The Hallstroms at their wedding, 1947
Wednesday June 25, Ralph and Fran Hallstrom celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary at the Victorian Estates Clubhouse following the weekly Bible Study.
The tables were decorated with flowers and an anniversary cake and a photo of their June 1947 wedding showing the bride and groom and their attendants. Assorted pastries and finger foods, punch and coffee were served and the celebration was enjoyed by all.
Most of the couple's six children arrived for the weekend. Son-in-laws John and Kerry took over the kitchen and the barbecue for all the meals. Ralph and Fran were able to just sit and relax and find their seats at the dining table. Ralph said, "Our children are a blessing from God, especially when we are in our 80s."
Ralph and Fran were married in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1947. They moved to California in 1951 and to Arizona in 2007.
The Hallstroms have three sons, Gregory of Prescott Valley; Rob and wife Jeanette of Fullerton, Ca; and Ron and wife Careyn of Reno, Nv; and three daughters, Diana of Carlsbad, Ca, Kathleen and husband Kerry McGee of Prescott Valley and Karen and husband John Maier of Scottsdale. They have four grandchildren.