William and Karla Moberly
Published: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 13, 2012 at 1:39 p.m.
William and Karla (Faris) Moberly decided to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a romantic road trip down memory lane, revisiting places that represented milestones in their relationship. Their trip included stops at the place they met, the old house where they lived early on in their marriage, the church where they were married and the hotel they stayed at on their honeymoon. Along the way, they also enjoyed their favorite sights along the California coast.
They met in college at the University of La Verne. William used to sit behind Karla in the library and bother her so that she couldn't study, which he agreed to stop doing as soon as she went on a date with him. She finally relented, and on their first date they attended a college Valentine's Day social event. After going together for two years, they were married on Aug. 11, 1962, at the United Methodist Church in La Verne. The church later gained movie fame in the finale of “The Graduate.” The scene of Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) banging on the glass window in an attempt to stop Elaine (Katherine Ross) from getting married is arguably one of the most iconic images in film history.
William served in the California Air National Guard from 1961-1967. He was an elementary school principal for Rincon Valley Union School District, retiring in 1997. Karla worked several years as a reading specialist for Bennett Valley Union School District.
Family members include: daughter, Laurie Williams, and her husband, Daniel, of Davis; and son, Bryan, and his wife, MaryAnn, of Collierville, Tenn. They have four grandchildren.
They are active members of the Presbyterian Church of the Roses. William has been involved with Habitat for Humanity, had a stained glass business and still enjoys golfing. Karla has been involved with AAUW in past years and has devoted many hours to planning children's programs at church. They've taken several cruise tours to the Caribbean, Alaska, the Yukon and the Panama Canal. In addition, they've traveled to Hawaii, New England and Quebec. Their advice for a long and happy marriage is to have close ties with family and friends throughout all of life's adventures.
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