Dennis and Rosemary King of Athena are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at their home, 777 N. Second St., in Athena.

Their daughters are hosting the reception to which all friends and family are invited.

Dennis J. King and Rosemary A. Schrier were married Sept. 10, 1944, in Mt. Vernon.

Rosemary grew up in Mt. Vernon and graduated from high school there.

Dennis was born in Long Creek and graduated from Monument High School.

The Kings lived on their Long Creek ranch for 42 years. Dennis retired from the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Rosemary retired as the Long Creek postmaster. The couple moved to Milton-Freewater in 1986 to be near their daughter. In October 2003 they purchased a new home in Athena next door to their daughter.

The couple's two daughters are Edith Smith of Athena and Terry Thunell of Walla Walla. They have five granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren.

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