Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson Observe 50th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. James H. Patterson Sr., Hughesville, observed their 50th wedding anniversary March 21, 2009. They were married by the Rev. George N. Young at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Hughesville, where they are members.
Mrs. Patterson, the former Sara Jane Kepner, is a native of Muncy. She is the daughter of the late Martha A. (Snyder) and Harry W. Kepner. She graduated from Hughesville High School in 1957 and is employed by East Lycoming School District as a custodian.
Mr. Patterson, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Fannie F. (Bosch) and Archie S. Patterson. He attended English Center School and served in the Army Reserves. He retired in 2002 from Fisher Mining, English Center, where he was employed as a drag line operator. He still is employed there.
They are the parents of two daughters, Diann Walters, Hughesville, and Tammy Harbin, Smithfield, Va., and two sons, James Jr., Joplin, Mo., and Harry, Monroe. There are 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
In honor of their anniversary, an open house, hosted by their family, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 4 at their church social hall.