Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at 6:00 p.m. on April 15 at the American Legion Post 25 with family and friends.
The celebration will be hosted by Patricia Lindsey and husband Herbert, Simon Barela and wife Maria, Matthew Barela of Clovis, Mario Barela and wife Maria (Rosie) of Las Vegas, N.V., Mark Barela and companion Corey Eubank.
Eugene and Esperanza were married on February 17, 1961, in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and made their home in Clovis. The Barelaís are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
The couple has five children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild with a second on the way.
The celebration is open to friends and relatives.