The honorees were married Nov. 15, 1958, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Columbus, Kan. Val was employed by Gulf Oil Company. A career change brought them to Nevada in 1965 when he became an agent for Prudential Insurance. Following 28 years, he retired in 1992. Joan was happy being a housewife, mother and grandmother.
The couple are parents of a daughter and two sons, Lynda and husband, Thurman Brittingham, Rose Hill, Kan., Mike Villamaria, Carl Junction, Mo., and Joe Villamaria, Nevada; and proud grandparents of six, Brant Brittingham and wife Ashley, Rose Hill, Todd Brittingham and fiancée Sarah Siemer, Galva, Kan., Chris Brittingham, Rose Hill, Renee Villamaria, Fayetteville, Ark., Rachel Villamaria and Ryan Villamaria, Carl Junction.