Originally Published: August 21, 2012 8:59 p.m.
Alice Schmitz and Chuck Christiansen were married Aug. 25, 1962, in Montebello, Calif. Chuck worked as a firefighter and Alice as a physical education instructor. They moved to Prescott in 1995, following their oldest daughter Denise, and are active in the community. They are supportive of their granddaughters, Rachel and RubyMae Christiansen. Their second daughter, Nadine, and her husband Joe Miller live in Yorba Linda, Calif., with two daughters, Allison and Samantha. Their youngest, Eric, lives with his husband, Drew Grimshaw, in San Francisco, Calif. They have many friends from Arizona, California, Minnesota, Colorado, Montana and England. A family gathering at the Mounted Sheriff's Posse Hall and elsewhere around town is taking place this weekend to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary and Alice's birthday.