Jim and Bonnie Ellis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2017. They were married on July 15, 1957, in Helmville. Their married life has been spent in Helena. They are the parents of Sue Ellis (now deceased) and Steve Ellis of Germany. They have a grandson David (Teeresa) Strizich of Texas.

David and his family were here for 10 days to visit grandparents. Their son Steve and wife Gobi from Germany will be here to celebrate with Jim and Bonnie.