Walter J. Paquette and Gerri (Hatch) Paquette will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 30, 2016.

They were married June 30, 1956, in Fort Worth, Texas, at St. Patrick’s Church (now Cathedral).

Mr. Paquette was born and raised near Nathrop.

Mrs. Paquette was born and raised on the outskirts of Corpus Christi, Texas.

They met and fell in love in Fort Worth, where both had gone shortly after graduating from their respective colleges to start new careers – Walter as an engineer at General Dynamics (then Convair) and Gerri as a counselor at Camp Fire Girls of America.

They have two sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.

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