Originally Published: January 20, 2008 8:57 p.m.
Ken and Ann Thomas, residents of Prescott Valley for 10 years, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31, 2008.
They were married in Franklin Park, Ill., Jan. 31, 1948. They met when Ken's sister married Ann's brother in the 1940s.
Ken served in the Navy during World War II. Both Ken and Ann are active in the local VFW and American Legion and have volunteered countless hours at the Bob Stump VA Medical Center in Prescott.
The Thomases have two daughters, Kathryn and Karen; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, all of the Dewey and Prescott Valley area.
Ken and Ann have often said the secret to a happy, long-lasting marriage can be summed up in a quote by Michael Leunig, "Love one another and you'll be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that."