This couple from Carlton Senior Living Downtown Pleasant Hill proudly celebrated 64 years of marriage on August 29, 2020.
It all started at the annual picnic at Humboldt State University where Joann came with a friend of hers in a bright red sports car. Warren came to the picnic with a friend and case of beer. When he saw Joann sitting in that red sports car, he offered her a beer. She accepted and their wonderful life started together.
That summer, Warren had to go to Washington state for work but he decided to come back. Joann remembers having a quick wedding in Reno, Nevada as football season was about to begin for Coach Warren.
Together the Smiths had three children. Joann raised them well while Warren stayed busy as a football coach at Eureka High School for 34 years. He even got inducted into the Hall of Fame.
After children were grown, Joann worked at Eureka High School as the secretary and bookkeeper. Warren was also a referee for football, basketball, coached track and girls tennis.
The Smith family enjoyed time together skiing at Mt. Bachelor in Oregon. They also enjoyed their cruise to Alaska as well as going to Hawaii and other travels.
Now is the time to sit back, relax and reflect on a fantastic 64 years together! What a life!
Congratulations Warren and Joann! 🥂 Please join us in wishing them well on Carlton Senior Living’s Facebook page.