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Anniversary: Stella and Douglas Farris celebrate 50th
Stella & Douglas Farris
Stella & Douglas Farris
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On July 5, 2014, Douglas and Stella Farris celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They recently went on a trip to the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., where they met in 1963.

When they married, they moved to Omaha, Neb. where their oldest son, Dave, was born. He was two months old when the family moved to Farmington, N.M., where their second son, Jim, was born. From this point on the family lived in Houston, San Francisco, Houston (again), then up to Cleveland and finally to Lima, Ohio, where Douglas retired after being the Manager of British Petroleum's Lima and Toledo, Ohio, petroleum refineries.

They moved to Prescott in 1993, where they built their own home in Williamson Valley. When the house was finished, they took a six-week motorcycle trip to Maine. They joined the Central Arizona Road Riders (CARR) and spent the next 15 years riding with CARR throughout Arizona and surrounding states. Stella was elected president of CARR and they were also Charter Members of GWRRA, Chapter Y. They estimate they rode 150,000 miles, each on their own motorcycle. They rode as far north as Lake Louise in Canada and as far south as Mexico City.

In between motorcycle riding, "Farris Homes" was founded and they built custom homes in Chino Valley and Williamson Valley..

Today the couple is enjoying life hiking, gardening and has two grandchildren, Joe and Bella. Douglas and Stella currently reside in Orchard Ranch Senior Resort in Prescott Valley.

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