Tom and Nancy Fresquez
Published: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 2:50 p.m.
Tom and Nancy (Richter) Fresquez celebrated their 60th anniversary with cocktails and dinner at Corks Restaurant at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville. The get-together included friends from Minnesota; local family members; and relatives from the Sacramento and Chico areas. A highlight of the party was a photo board featuring a pictorial of their life together from marriage to the present. They served a twotiered cake with their original cake topper. The weather was gorgeous, allowing them to have their party outdoors on the patio.
They met at the end of their junior year in high school. Nancy and her friend Beverly attended a baseball game at Richmond High where Tom played on the varsity baseball team. Beverly introduced them after the game. On their first date, they went on a hayride with a youth group from Grace Lutheran Church. After dating for three years, they were married on May 27, 1952, at Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond.
Tom was in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 through 1955. He served in Texas, Wyoming, France and, in his last two years of service, Roswell, N.M. He worked for Chevron in corporate purchasing as a buyer, retiring in 1992. Nancy graduated from Armstrong College in Berkeley and worked for Kaiser Engineering as an executive secretary. In July 1995, she retired from Westamerica Bank as a branch service officer, having worked for the bank 22 years.
Tom plays golf and belongs to SIRS #100 and Elks #901, both in Petaluma. He is also a member of a Chevron retirement group. Nancy is a member of PEO and is active with a women’s group at St. John Lutheran Church in Petaluma. She also belongs to a Westamerica Bank retirement group.
Family members include: daughter, Kristin, of Petaluma; daughter, Pamela Taylor, of San Diego; and son, Brian, and his wife, Sheri, of Sebastopol. They have three grandchildren.
They have traveled abroad to England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and extensively throughout the United States and Canada, as well.
Their secret for a long and happy marriage is to have respect, communication and trust. In addition, always tell each other you love them before going to sleep every night and remember that a relationship is give and take.
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