Joe L. Pekar and Genevieve Picha were married 60 years ago on September 21, 1953 in Yoakum, Texas. A celebration was held honoring this milestone at Werner's restaurant in Shiner, Texas on September 21, 2013.
Joe spent the first few years of marriage in the sign business and in the 60's swapped his line of work to the air conditioning business. Genevieve spent her entire working career at the Yoakum hospital. They have resided in the Yoakum and Sweethome area most of their married life.
Their children are Emily Mayes and Mark A. Pekar. Grandchildren are Autumn and Brett Myers, Ashley and Ryan King, Aaron and Megan Mayes. Great grandchildren are Zoey and Brynn Myers.