Bill and Joan Smith of Cottonwood, AZ will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11 this year. They lived in Newhall, Calif., where Bill worked as a U.S. Forest Service patrolman. They were married in Yuma, AZ at the Golden wedding chapel. Bill retired from the L.A. County Fire Department 30 years ago. Since then, they have lived in Prescott, Camp Verde and now Cottonwood. They have three children, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.