Jim and Bonny Lynn Babb of Anchorage were married at Bonny Lynn's home parish, the Carmel Mission in Carmel, California on Aug. 25, 1962. Their 50th anniversary celebration was on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Jen's restaurant in Anchorage.
The couple's children, Brendan, Caitlin and Dunnington and their families hosted the celebration for their parents and extended family.
Jim and Bonny Lynn lived in Georgetown. They loved everything about Georgetown and had many close friends. When Jim completed his studies at George Washington University he took a job as a reporter for the Daily News Minor. Jim had lived as a child on Kodiak Island so he convinced the California native to move to Fairbanks. Bonny Lynn taught in North Pole before starting a family.
They left Fairbanks in 1972 while Jim was in Law School in Washington state. They moved to Anchorage in 1975 and have never left. Jim worked for the Anchorage Daily News, was also the Editor in Chief of the Tundra Times and later worked as an attorney in town. Bonny Lynn retired from the Anchorage School District after 28 years of teaching. They raised their three children; Brendan (Anchorage), Caitlin Martindale (Oakland, California) and Dunnington Babb (Anchorage) in Anchorage. Currently Jim is on the board of directors for Access Alaska and continues to practice law.
Bonny Lynn works for the municipal election committee, does water aerobics with friends weekly at West High pool, participates in a weekly prayer group and volunteers her time for the arts and education. It would take up the whole paper to include all the individuals they have helped and supported in their lives as colleagues, neighbors and friends. They are both very involved in their parish, Holy Family. They enjoy traveling and frequently visit dear family and friends but mostly devote their time to seeing their grandchildren, Penelope, Charlie and Quincy who reside in Oakland.
Published in the Anchorage Daily News on September 6, 2012