In September 1966, Curt Stone, a police science major, met Maggi Brodie, a home economics major, at Sierra College near Rocklin, Calif.
After graduation, the couple was married on July 8, 1969. Curt became a deputy sheriff at Truckee, Calif. He later returned to school and acquired a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice in 1972 from California State University, Sacramento. Curt was also awarded an Advanced Certificate from the California Commission on Peace Officers Standards and Training.
Curt and Maggi became Seventh-day Adventists in the 1970s after Maggi attended an Adventist meeting in Reno, Nev.
In later years, they moved back to their hometown in Nevada City, Calif. Maggi stayed home with their children, and Curt worked for the probation department.
In 1985, the family moved to College Place, Wash., where Curt, a former U.S. Army medic, enrolled in nursing school. After Curt became a registered nurse, the family moved to Colville, Wash., where Curt worked as the night charge nurse in a long-term care facility for 24 years.
After retirement, the couple moved to Dayton, Wash. Maggi is the director of the Dayton Adventist Community Service Center, and Curt is a deacon in the Dayton Church.
Curt and Maggi have three children and two grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Tricia, is the school counselor at Walla Walla Valley Academy. Granddaughter Lauren is a sophomore at Walla Walla University.