Ruben and Nancy Neuharth, of Escondido and formerly of Lodi, celebrated their 70th anniversary in December.
They were married on Dec. 28, 1936. They eloped in the living room of the Justice of the Peace in Reno, Nev. They hid their marriage for months - even from their parents - because Ruben was a senior in the military academy and had to live in barracks on campus. The following March, their marriage was revealed, and academy officials allowed the couple to live at a resort off campus until Ruben graduated.