Joel and Kathy Tranmer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on June 21. The couple says they have fought hard to stay married for 50 years and look forward to many more good ones.

On April 6, family and friends gathered at the Meadows of Napa Valley to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Flo and Gordon Floyd.

George and Susan Griffiths will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 19. The happy couple were wed in 1969 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and made their home in Napa where they still reside. Their children, Bill and Linda, as well as all of George and Susan’s family and friends …

Russ and Leona Aves of St. Helena celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 4. Russ is known around town for building several homes and wineries, including Yverdon (now Terra Valentine), and for restoring old cars, including the 1932 Ford coupe he bought as a teenager. Leona, along …

Twenty-fifth Wedding Anniversary of Wes and Regina DeBow. Wes and Regina both graduated from Vintage High School, and this year their son Dallas will join his sister Chase at Vintage as well. Their son Tanner just graduated Vintage and enters San Francisco State this year with aspirations of…

Robert and Carol Kirkbride celebrated their 70th anniversary on June 20.

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Jim and Sherilyn Wagner, along with friends and family, celebrated 60 years of marriage on Jan. 31 at their Napa home. It was also Jim’s 82nd birthday – they were wed on Jan. 31, 1958, Jim’s 22nd birthday.

Longtime Napa residents Craig Cook Hall and Dona Lee Hall celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2 with their family. Craig and Dona were married at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Santa Clara County on Sept. 2, 1967 at the end of the “Summer of Love.” Craig was finishing his …

Nadya and Genji Schmeder will celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2. The couple met and were married in New York City in 1967. They moved to California around 1971, and have lived in Napa since 1986.

Jim and Margo Holland were married on Aug. 25, 1967. They celebrated their 50th anniversary early, on Aug. 12, with a celebration with family in Sacramento (where the couple honeymooned half a century ago). The week prior their children gave them a clue a day, to keep them in suspense about …

Sixty years ago, on July 27, 1957, in a historic Shinto shrine in Tokyo, Japan, Hisae Kawashima and David Reichel were married. David wore a classic robe and carried a dagger to ward off intruders; Hisae was beautiful in her bridal kimono complete with a cloth band to hide her “horns of jeal…

The Drake family celebrated the 75th wedding anniversary of Natalie and Emory Lee Drake of Napa on June 24. Natalie and Emory Lee were married May 3, 1942 and are both WWII veterans. They have two children, five grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. All were present except one great gra…

Bob and Carol Kirkbride recently celebrated their 69th anniversary. Their daughter Sheryl, who lives in Georgia, and son Randy were not able to attend, but they sent their best wishes, along with those of many friends and relations.

Dr. Billy Joe and Selma Cooney celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 3 at the Napa Valley Country Club. A wine reception and dinner with family and friends was hosted by their children, Marianne Graham (Greg Graham) and Patrick Cooney (Natalie Valov).

Sixty years ago, on June 14, 1957, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Rogers, Arkansas, Harrell Glenn Miller and Janice Doreen Skelton were married. Both grew up in Rogers although Jan was born 20 miles down the road in Fayetteville.

On March 17, Patrick and Carol Timmons celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Married on St. Patrick’s Day in 1957 at St John’s Catholic Church on Main Street, close to 300 guests attended a reception for the couple at the Napa Plaza hotel after the wedding. Carpe Diem now is at the Plaza site.

Tom and Bente Shoar of Napa celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 30, 2016. The couple met in 1964 at the Sondrestrom Air Base in Greenland. She worked for the Royal Greenland Trade Department, and he was a dentist with the U.S. Air Force.

Bob and Marie Mueller celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a gathering on April 30, 2016, with friends and family at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall. They were married on April 27, 1946, at the old St. John’s Lutheran Church, located on Second Street in Napa.

Charles and Norma Tracy of Napa celebrated their 70th anniversary with friends and family on March 6. The party was hosted by Rich and Rose Hancock and thrown by the couple’s six children.

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