Quintanas celebrate 60th anniversary

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Eliseo Quintana and Miss Connie Roybal were united in Holy matrimony on Jan. 2, 1954, at St. Anthony’s Parish in Pecos, N.M.

They are members of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church.

Eliseo and Connie Quintana At their wedding

They are the proud parents of Ron Quintana, Debbie and husband, John Harris, Evelyn and husband, Richard Olona, Elizabeth Trujillo, and the late Patricia Quintana. Their grandchildren are John and wife, Jennifer Harris, Renee Harris, Christy Harris, Phillip Trujillo, Monique and husband, Mathew Trujillo, Ricarco and Andres Orona. Their great-grandchildren are Samantha and Clerissa Harris, Tristyn Orona and twins Gabriel and Jeremiah Trujillo.

Eliseo served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from the New Mexico Department of Corrections after 30 years. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, American Legion and the Woodmen of the World.

Connie is a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. She is a retired nurse, who served the people of New Mexico for many years. She is the recipient of the 2005 New Mexico Nursing Excellent Award.

Eliseo and Connie enjoy traveling and have gone on several cruises and pilgrimages to the Holy Land, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in Australia and New Zealand. In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary, they are planning a Mediterranean cruise.