Last week friends and family of Leo and Stina Barrans joined them in celebrating their wedding 60th anniversary. The couple wed on Sept. 30, 1945, in Juneau.
Now retired, the couple spent the majority of their lives in Christian ministries and as child care professionals in Alaska and the western states. A retired Assemblies of God minister, Leo also retired in 2003 from the U.S. Forest Service after more than 20 years of employment.
In addition to the many children they have cared for over the years in Alaska and Arizona, the couple's family includes two children, Diane and the late Arne; son-in-law, Kelly; daughter-in-law, Gloria; and grandsons, Justin and Arnold.