Couple Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Newport Beach residents Zelma Marshall, 98, and Harry S. Marshall, 103, regarded as the county’s oldest living couple, recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary at a family celebration.

They were married Dec. 5, 1916.

“As far as we are aware, they are the county’s oldest living couple,” said Nancy Schneider, supervisor of the Orange County senior citizens information and referral center in Santa Ana.

Harry was employed in various fields, including farming, and hotel and gas station development. He is credited with helping develop Indio. Zelma earned a teaching degree at UC Berkeley. The couple, who have traveled the world many times and remain avid USC football fans, have three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all living in California.


Collene Thompson Campbell of San Juan Capistrano has been named 1991-92 Woman of the Year by the Saddleback Valley Business and Professional Women’s Organization. She will represent the group as a contestant at district competition in January.

Delena Rose, 18, of Fountain Valley, a business major at Golden West College, has been named the college’s homecoming queen.

Brian Fogle, a sixth-grader at Riverdale School in Anaheim, won the school’s geography bee, giving him a chance to continue on in the National Geographic Society-sponsored contest.

Jennifer L. Wootton, a 1990 graduate of Costa Mesa High School, has been named an admissions ambassador at St. Lawrence University in Stanton, N.Y., to assist prospective students and their parents in the school inquiry and interview process.


Wootton, the daughter of Laura and Jack Wootton of Costa Mesa, is a member of the university’s Early Music Ensemble, Phi Beta Kappa, the newspaper staff, the pep band, and won the outstanding first-year student award earlier this year.

Richard Farace, recently named Small-Business Person of the Year by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, was named Top Performer by Crystal Services Inc., an accounting software manufacturer. Farace, owner of Micro Madness Inc., is now eligible for the American Dealer of the Year award.

Marvin Slaughter, executive chef at St. Jude Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in Fullerton, has been elected president of the Chef de Cuisine Assn. of California, which represents 450 chefs throughout the state.

The Norwalk resident was honored as Chef of the Year in 1977 by the same organization and in the same year won the prestigious Les Amis d’ Escoffier Society Medal.


Christian (Cory) Day will receive his Boy Scout Eagle rank at a court of honor at 11 a.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church in Orange.

Day, a Rancho Santiago College student, worked with other volunteers to clear tree trunks and debris from the horse and hiking trail in Orange Park Acres as his community service project.

He and the group also installed, repaired and painted rail fences.

Ida Marks-Meltzer of Irvine and Gerald J. Garner of Anaheim Hills will be honored by the Orange County Bureau of Jewish Education for their “outstanding efforts on behalf of Jewish education.”


The honorees, both long involved in Jewish learning, will be feted Jan. 19 at a dinner dance at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel. Cantor Shula Kalir-Merton of Temple Beth El in Laguna Niguel and Marvin Weiss of Orange are co-chairmen of the awards committee.

Mission Viejo/Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge 2444 presented awards to Michelle Potter, Heather Sobata, Brianne Owens, Cassy Siefert, Autumn Erhard, Jamie Becktel and Olin Griffith as age group winners in the recent drug awareness poster contest. All are students at Ambuehl Elementary School in San Juan Capistrano.