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.