Richard and Mary Lou (Twist) Craig, formerly from Fremont and now residing in Livermore, will celebrate their 60 year wedding anniversary on February 14th on the Livermore Wine Trolley with close friends. They will also celebrate with a dinner hosted by their daughters, Kathy Hoyt, Karen Craig, Kristy Thompson, and favorite son-in-law Scott Thompson.
Their story began in 1959 with a blind date to see John Wayne's movie Rio Bravo. The blind date was set up by their good friend Ron Torres' father, Sal. After a short courtship they had a Valentine's Day wedding in 1960 at Eden Congregational Church in Hayward.
Richard and Mary Lou were both students of Hayward High School and both retired from Lockheed in Sunnyvale. Since retirement they've filled their days enjoying the company of family and friends and always a good game of cards, which they continue today. One of their great passions has been travel, and they've been fortunate enough to travel to numerous countries and gone on many cruises, with an upcoming Alaskan cruise this year.
Aside from their 3 daughters, they've been blessed with 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Richard and Mary Lou are very active members of Irvington Presbyterian Church in Fremont and have been since the 1960s. They are truly blessed with the life they have created surrounded by wonderful family and friends.