The couple renewed their wedding vows on their 25th anniversary in May 1988 and their 50th on May 25, 2013.
This year’s special occasion was celebrated with a Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mathis, with the Rev. James Puthenparambil officiating. Numerous padrinos and sponsors partook in the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Villarreal were surrounded by their children and grandchildren, Curt (Martina) Villarreal, Marissa (Steve B.) Villarreal, Elena (Lloyd) Molina, Mary Katherine, Curt, Kyle, Rafael Jr., Manuel Jr., Jacqueline, Olivia Ann and Oneida.
The groom’s mother, Elena G. Villarreal, attended all three anniversary celebrations. His brother, Ysidro (Delia) Villarreal provided the altar flowers and his sister, Alma, and niece, Nina Mia Moreno, served as lectors.
After the ceremony, guests gathered in the parish hall for refreshments.
Mrs. Villarreal was a longtime teacher at Skidmore-Tynan ISD, and the couple reside in Skidmore.