NUEVO, Calif. -- Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pearce, 29224 Obsidian Court, were guests of honor at a dinner party July 25 at the home of their son, William Pearce of Yorba Linda, Calif., for the celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary.
The former Marie Deichler of Masury and Mr. Pearce of Farrell, Pa., were married July 25, 1942, at Maxwell Field in Montgomery, Ala.
Mr. Pearce attended Youngstown College. He graduated from the University of Southern California and Southwestern Law University in Los Angeles.
A lawyer, he is a former Los Angeles County deputy sheriff, Los Angeles County Superior Court clerk and judge of Los Angeles County Municipal Court. Mr. Pearce retired after serving 24 years on the bench.
Mr. Pearce is a former president of the Bell-Maywood-Cudahy Kiwanis Club, Southeastern District Bar Association, the Grand Knights of the Artesia Knights of Columbus Council and Holy Family Church, Artesia, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mrs. Pearce worked at Western Union, Western Airlines and as a legal secretary.
Their other children are James Pearce of Redding, Calif.; Judy Kelly of Long Beach, Calif.; John Pearce of Lake Elsinore, Calif.; and Joanyn Miller of Murrieta, Calif. The family circle includes five grandchildren.
After WWII, the couple settled in California. They lived in Cerritos, Calif., for 28 years before moving to Nuevo in 1994. The Pearces are members of the Hemet Genealogical Society in Hemet, Calif.