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.
They were married on Dec. 30, 1966 in the bride’s hometown of Taulov, Denmark. They lived in Rancho Cucamonga while their children grew up, and moved to Napa 16 years ago to be closer to their favorite son-in-law.
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Tom practiced dentistry for 37 years, and for the past 13 years he has poured wine at the Flora Springs tasting room. Bente volunteers for the Napa Valley Genealogical Society and enjoys filling in the branches of many family trees. Together they enjoy traveling to visit family and friends in the U.S., Europe and Australia.
They have two children; Lotte (Kris) of Napa and Steen (Holly) of Australia, and four grandchildren; Charlotte, Erik, Briley and Gypsy.