Originally Published: August 13, 2007 6:21 a.m.
Virgil and Evelyn Bennett of Prescott will celebrate 65 years of marriage on Aug. 16, 2007. The Bennetts were married in 1942 in South Sioux City, Neb., and began their married life in Storm Lake, Iowa. Virgil served in the Army in Europe in WWII and after his return the couple lived in Rapid City, S.D.
In 1975, they relocated to the Prescott area. Before they retired, Virgil worked at Fred's Barber Shop and Evelyn worked at Southwest Savings and Loan. They are members of First Congregational Church and Virgil is a volunteer at Northern Arizona VA Hospital.
The Bennetts have three daughters, Sandra Bennett of Prescott, Ariz., Rebecca Bennett of Denver, and Constance Keeling of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and one grandson, Patrick Keeling. A family party will be Aug. 19 to celebrate the occasion.