Couple renews vows at Villa Del Rey

February 13, 2013 • Local News

John Simons and his wife Rita renew their marriage vows Wednesday during a Valentine’s Day celebration at Villa Del Rey Retirement Inn. (Ilissa Gilmore Photo)

Villa Del Rey Retirement Inn hosted a vow renewal ceremony for a senior couple Wednesday during a Valentine’s Day celebration for facility residents and the community.

Originally from Artesia, John and Rita Simons have been married 18 years. This is a second marriage for both. Rev. Caerlion Arthur of Inner Journey Ministries officiated the ceremony, as residents and staff looked on.

After exchanging vows, the couple cut small pieces off of a heart-shaped cake and fed them to each other.

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