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Mauricio and Mary Gomez of Delray Beach, Fla., were married Aug. 18, 1962, at Pagosa Springs, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

They made their home in Dulce, N.M., where Mauricio owned and operated a service station business for 43 years. Mary worked for Dulce Public Schools for 16 years. They moved to Delray Beach in 2007, where they reside in their home today.

They have three children: Reese and his wife Gloria, part-time residents of Pagosa Springs, Lynette and her husband Kevin of Boca Raton, Fla., and John Gomez of Los Angeles, Calif.; three grandsons: Alexander (Xander), Max Gomez and Sean McPherrin.

When asked what would be a common wish after 50 years of marriage, they said, “To stop time and 50 more.” They agree that it’s fun to dream of the “impossible.”

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