Former residents of Warren and Ocala, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Leroy (Roy) and Charlotte (Gerry Brooks) Evans, of Ponte VeDra, Fla., celebrated their 67th anniversary on Feb. 28, 2012.
Charlotte graduated from Warren G. Harding and Leroy from Mineral Ridge. They met on a blind date in 1941.
They were married Feb. 28, 1945, at United Methodist Church in Mineral Ridge.
Leroy and Charlotte Evans
LeRoy worked as a supervisor at Republic Steel in Warren, retiring after 38 years. Charlotte worked at Woolco as an office manager. Both retired in 1983.
In 1986, after a short move to Fort Myers, Fla., they decided to relocate to Ocala, Fla. In 2005, they moved to Ponte VeDra, Fla., closer to their family.
Over the years, the couple have kept active with each other vacationing, camping, dancing, golfing, bowling and always being involved and active members of their church.
The couple have two children, a son Jim (Louis) Evans of St. Louis, and daughter Patricia Evans of St. Augustine, Fla. They also have three granddaughters, a grandson and a great-granddaughter.
They will celebrate with family and friends and will travel to St. Louis in May for their grandson's graduation.