Originally Published: April 6, 2011 10:30 p.m.
James "Pete" and Della Newnum of Prescott Valley, Ariz., are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a dinner and party. They married in Phoenix on April 10, 1951, and honeymooned in Northern Arizona. After Pete retired as a printer at the Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette and Della as a media technician at Desert Shadows Middle School in Paradise Valley, they moved to Prescott Valley, where they have lived for 20 years. The Newnums have a daughter, Marla; two sons, Paul (Cindy) and Scott (Leah), 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Newnum was a U.S. Navy Seabee in the South Pacific during WWII, and will celebrate his 89th birthday the day after their anniversary.