Fran and Walt Buechele, of Pinehurst, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The couple were married in Pennsylvania on June 23, 1956.
Both Fran and Walt are from the Philadelphia area, and retired here 27 years ago from West Chester, Pa. Walt was a longtime educator and coach on the high school and college level. He and Fran, a homemaker, raised five children. They also have 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.