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Pete and Virginia Gurulé celebrate fifty years of marriage.

Pete and Virginia Gurulé celebrate fifty years of marriage.

Pete and Virginia Gurulé celebrate fifty years of marriage.

Pete and Virginia Gurulé renew vows 50 years later

On September 10, Pete and Virginia Gurulé celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Pete is from Placitas and Virginia from Austin, Texas. They are blessed with three sons, Pete, Gordon, and Anthony, and have five beautiful granddaughters, Melinda, Tiffany, Samantha, Xena, and Morgan, and one grandson, Gordon Garcia.

Pete retired from the United States Air Force in April of 1982, but still works part-time at Kirtland AFB. Virginia spends her days helping to care for their four youngest granddaughters, while their oldest granddaughter, Melinda, is married to Derek A. Evans, stationed aboard the USS Nimitz, currently based in San Diego.

Melinda has given Pete and Virginia two beautiful great-grandchildren, Justin (six years old) and Jasmine (sixteen months). Gordon Garcia and his wife, Erica, presented them with a great-grandson, Gordon Jr. (two years old). Gordon and Erica are expecting another child in February of 2005. Gordon is in the army and stationed in Colorado Springs.

In celebration of the golden occasion, Pete and Virginia renewed their marriage vows at the Church of the Risen Savior in Albuquerque on August 21, with friends and relatives in attendance. A wonderful reception was held in their honor at the American Legion Post 69.

During their fifty years of marriage Pete and Virginia, having spent two-thirds of their married life together in the military and were fortunate enough to raise their family in many interesting posts. They traveled and made many lifelong friends. They also spent much of their time volunteering in the various communities in which they lived and were instrumental in the formation of the Hispanic Unidos Club during their time at Travis Air Force Base in California. The club was dedicated to raising money for the needy and offering a minimum of two scholarships a year to Hispanic students. The Gurulés still enjoy traveling to visit family and friends and are looking forward to many more productive years together.


Photos, timeline, panel discusses Peña Blanca

The secluded historic town of Peña Blanca will be featured at the October 10 meeting, which is open to the public, of the Sandoval County Historical Society. Peña Blanca is home to artists, potters, weavers, basket makers, and painters. Panel members Jean Ortiz, Reuben Montoya, Bertille Baca, Jerry Leyba, Molly Andrews, and Jaime Baca will discuss many facets of the town’s history, including its church, schools, agriculture, ranching, and old families. There will be an interesting photo exhibit and a handout showing a timeline of Peña Blanca history.

The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. October 10 at the historical DeLavy House and Museum on Edmund Lane, just off Highway 550 west of the Coronado Monument. Members may sign up at the meeting to tour Peña Blanca on October 17.

For more information, call 867-2755.






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