Originally Published: November 19, 2010 8:51 p.m.
Dr. Paul and Grace Hicks celebrated their 50th anniversary at Shadow Valley Ranch on Sept. 25, 2010. The celebration was hosted by their children, Mark and Angela Hicks of Glendale, Ariz., Eileen and Wayne Lieby of Albuquerque, N.M., Dr. Paul and Darcy Hicks of Prescott and Dr. Scott and Christina Hicks of Prescott. Helping with the celebration were grandchildren Braden, Drew, Charles, Colin and Rosa Hicks. A 50-Year Blessing for the couple was co-celebrated by Father Daryl Olds of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Pastor Dan Storvick of American Evangelical Lutheran Church. One hundred and fifty family members and friends attended the celebration.
Paul and Grace were married at St. Francis Xavier Church in Phoenix on Sept. 24, 1960. The couple lived in Los Angeles where they completed their education at the University of Southern California. In 1963, Dr. Paul graduated from the School of Dentistry and Grace graduated from the School of Education majoring in music. Dr. Paul began his dental practice in Prescott in August 1963. He retired in 1996. Grace began teaching private piano lessons in 1965 and retired in 1997. Both have been active in numerous community and church organizations throughout their years in Prescott. Paul was born and raised in Prescott and is the son of the late Dr. Taylor T. Hicks Sr.
In conjunction with the celebration, the following day, 60 members of the Hicks family enjoyed a family reunion, coming together from 10 different states.