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Joyce and Jim McCaffree celebrate 60 years of marriage

Joyce and Jim McCaffree, pictured when they married 60 years ago. - Courtesy photo
Joyce and Jim McCaffree, pictured when they married 60 years ago.
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Fall City native Jim McCaffree and his wife Joyce marked their 60th anniversary on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Both Jim and Joyce have a long history in the Valley. They met at Mount Si Golf Course.

Jim was raised in Fall City, the youngest child of Oliver and Hazel McCaffree. Graduating from Mount Si High School, Jim served as a military policeman in the Korean War. He worked for and retired with Darigold.

Joyce was raised in Seattle, the youngest child of Walter and Beatrice Leffard, graduating from Franklin High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Metos Sauna company, which eventually became the Amerec Sauna and Fitness Company. Joyce’s uncle, Emmett Jackson, was instrumental in creating Mount Si, Cascade, and Snoqualmie Falls golf courses.

Jim and Joyce live in Bellevue, where they raised their two daughters, Vicky McCaffree and Kathleen Irish. They have four grandchildren, and five great-grandsons.

 

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