Cecilia and Richard were married on January 17, 1959 in Palo Alto, California where they met while working for the Bank of America.
They moved to Houston, Texas to be near the grandparents. Richard retired from the Post Office after 20 years, and Cecilia from Hermann Hospital Newborn Nursery. They moved to Bellingham 1987. Richard took a weaving class at Roeder Home and has been weaving ever since. He has sold many of his items at local craft shows. He also greatly enjoys playing bridge.
Their children are Joan Blackburn (Roy) of Twin Falls, Idaho, with their two sons, Kyle and Chris Helton, Julie Harvey (Paul Eron) of Houston, Texas, and Mark Harvey of Bellingham.
Richard is a member of Garden Street United Methodist Church and Cecilia of Assumption Catholic Church.
They agree that a sense of humor, love, respect, and laughter is the key to any long running relationship.