Palette 60th

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph and Barbara (Mines) Palette were honored during a 60th wedding anniversary celebration with their family on Sept. 1, 2013, at the Chophouse in Howland.

The event was hosted by their children and their spouses, Deborah (Ray) Claus of Plainsfield, Ind.; Les (Sandy) Palette of Howland; and Lori (Rick) Wilson of Brookfield.

The couple married on Sept. 5, 1953, at Howland Community Church.

Barbara Palette worked for Howland Schools as a secretary to the transportation director and the cafeteria supervisor before the couple moved out of state.

After Ralph Palette retired from Republic Steel, he worked for Morin Building Products in Connecticut and later Hunter Engineering in California. The couple now reside in Vienna.

In addition to their three children, they also have 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.