Jack and Shirley Nelson celebrated their 50th anniversary Saturday. They were married on May 5, 1962, and began their early years in Newhall, Calif. In 1975, they moved to Vernal, Utah, and then settled in Prescott in 1987. During the years of raising their family, Jack was a contractor in California, then focused on cabinetry - he could fix anything! Shirley started out her real estate career in Vernal and obtained her broker's license in Arizona in 1987. From 1992-2009, she was the broker/owner of RAM Enterprises, a full-service property management company.
Jack and Shirley are the parents of six grown children, Andy, Yvonne (Mark Hoskins), Randy, Brad, Sherrie (Doug Crawford) and Chad Nelson. They also have 24 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
They enjoy spending time in Lake Havasu at least once a month and love to travel - especially cruises.