On Saturday, July 25, Pete and Jean Barber, of St. Cloud, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary at the couple’s home in St. Cloud.
High school sweethearts, Pete and Jean were married July 26, 1945, in Winchester, Mass. Pete was born in St. Cloud in 1927, and is a fifth generation native Floridian. In 2013, Pete was given a key to the city for his service to the community. He was a volunteer for the St. Cloud Food Pantry from the late 1980’s to 2014, and served as their chairman. Jean was born in Boston, Mass., in 1927, and moved to St. Cloud in 1937. Jean was a volunteer at St. Cloud Hospital from 1978 to 2014. Pete and Jean are members of the Eastern Avenue Baptist Church in St. Cloud. Pete and Jean have 6 children, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.