Jack and Clara Shaw of Salida will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary April 16, 2015.
Mr. Shaw met the former Clara Tiferis in San Francisco, Calif., in 1953 just after he left military service. They met at the Presidio.
Mr. Shaw was originally from Pottville, Pa., and is one of 19 children, 14 of whom are still living. Mrs. Shaw originally came from Shanghai, China, and was an only child.
Mr. Shaw accepted a job with Foster Lumber Co. in eastern Colorado and was transferred to Saratoga, Wyo., where the couple was married. Their friends Art and Donna Zedeiger stood up for them.
The Shaws moved to Salida in 1959 after Mr. Shaw was transferred.
Mrs. Shaw worked for Wallace and Harold Koster for several years and retired in the late 1980s.
Mr. Shaw worked at Climax Molybdenum Mine and left in 1982 when the mine was closing.
The couple has three children, Patrick Shaw, Bill (Margie) Shaw of San Diego, Calif., and Mary Shaw of Billings, Mont.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and five great-grandsons.
Salida Elks Lodge No. 808 has been a major part of both their lives. During 2002-2003 Mr. Shaw was Colorado state president of the Elks, and in that role the couple enjoyed traveling throughout Colorado.
The Shaws plan a quiet celebration for the evening of their anniversary.