Eight couples celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, who met while attending Fresno Pacific University, gather at the Fresno home of Garth and Tammy Schmidt, far left. Others from left: Lloyd and Mary Gardner, Gary and Lois Schmidt, Bob and Carol Friesen, Roy and Paula Klassen, Galen and Jonell Harms, Paul and Judy Neufeld, and Gene and Geri Sperling.
Eight couples celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, who met while attending Fresno Pacific University, gather at the Fresno home of Garth and Tammy Schmidt, far left. Others from left: Lloyd and Mary Gardner, Gary and Lois Schmidt, Bob and Carol Friesen, Roy and Paula Klassen, Galen and Jonell Harms, Paul and Judy Neufeld, and Gene and Geri Sperling. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com
Eight couples celebrate their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, who met while attending Fresno Pacific University, gather at the Fresno home of Garth and Tammy Schmidt, far left. Others from left: Lloyd and Mary Gardner, Gary and Lois Schmidt, Bob and Carol Friesen, Roy and Paula Klassen, Galen and Jonell Harms, Paul and Judy Neufeld, and Gene and Geri Sperling. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

Carmen George

8 couples, ‘400 years of marriage’ and counting

June 22, 2015 11:56 AM

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