Larry and Rose Marie Stolz of Cheyenne celebrated 60 years of marriage Sept. 26. The couple was honored with a family dinner and a special blessing by Father Kouene at St. Mary’s Cathedral, where they were married in 1959.
Upon graduation from St. Mary’s High School, Rose Marie was employed by the state of Wyoming in the Worker’s Compensation Department for 11 years. She also owned and operated the Barone Baton Twirling and Dance Studio from 1951-91. She opened and managed the Seton Religious Goods Store for 10 years and was the state director of the “Miss Wyoming Teen” and the “Miss Wyoming USA” pageants for 10 years.
Larry graduated from Danbury High School in Iowa, attended Iowa State College (University) and graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1958, he began a 27-year career with Mountain Bell/U.S. West-Quest telephone company, where he was employed in various management positions within the commercial and marketing departments. He retired from the telephone company in 1986, and was immediately employed by the state of Wyoming in the governor’s State Planning Office. He also served nine years as administrator of the Telecommunications Division. He was appointed as the first chief information officer for the state of Wyoming in 1995 and held this positions until his retirement in 1999.
Larry and Rose Marie are members of St. Mary’s Cathedral, where Larry has served on the parish council, the school boards of St. Mary’s and Seton Catholic High School, and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. He is a third- and fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus.
Larry is a life member of the Telephone Pioneers, the National Association of State Telecommunications Directors, where he served as president of both the Western Region and National Association. He is also a member of the Antique Car Club – Oak Spokes and the Centennial Tractor Club.
They have two children, Patrick Stolz and Leisann Paglia; as well as two grandchildren.
Rose Marie and Larry have traveled extensively throughout the United States, and have enjoyed several family vacations and especially cruises.