Centennial residents Jack and Jana Vente have been married for more than 60 years. The couple immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands in 1952, eventually making the United States their home. They say the one of secrets to an enduring relationship is good cooking and to never take an argument too seriously.
Married for 64 "very happy years," Fred and Beverly Rein have weathered many storms and agree that good communication is the key to a lasting relatingship. The Colorado natives said that was a hard lesson they learned in 1980 when Fred accidentally marshalled Beverly's snowmobile over a cliff.
Ben and Betsy Casillas joke they are in an "arranged" marriage. An apartment complex maintenace man played matchmaker with the two, eventually setting them on course for a marriage that has lasted 36 years to date. They say their secret is to not rush into a relationship and to always give each other space. "Being joined at the hip" is not always a good thing."
Corey McNellis was a two-time Colorado wrestling champion at Ponderosa. His older brother Chris was the Mustangs' first-ever state champ.