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The Dutchers

Robert G. and H. Valerie Dutcher celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends. They were married June 14, 1945, at the Presbyterian Church in Balerno, Scotland.

Mr. Dutcher retired from the U.S. Air Force and they moved to Florida from Sherrill, N.Y., in 1974.

They have a daughter, Vicki Dutcher Karbowski, a son, Scott Dutcher, a grandson, Derek Karbowski, and a granddaughter, Mary K. Dutcher, all of Gulfport.

The Ewells

T. C. and Dorothy Ewell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at First Baptist Church in Pinellas Park. Mrs. Ewell wore a white lace dress, and Mr. Ewell wore a gray tuxedo with blue accessories.

A reception was held at the Bonnie Bay Hall in St. Petersburg. Their children hosted the event, and 70 of their friends and relatives attended. Their grandson Jerry served as ring bearer while their great-granddaughter, Brittney, was flower girl.

They met in Norfolk, Va., where Mr. Ewell worked for the shipyard and Mrs. Ewell worked for the naval air station. They were married six months later. They moved to St. Petersburg in 1947. Mr. Ewell owned Simulated Brick and Stone for 45 years before his retirement. Mrs. Ewell is a retired licensed practical nurse.

They have four children, Patricia Rodgers of Brooksville, June Monda of Pinellas County, Becky Johnston of Venice, and Thomas Ewell of St. Petersburg. They have five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

The Mullers

Bill and Evelyn Muller celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at Billy's Moorings in Tierra Verde. The party began with a blessing by John Matthewson and included comments by guests on the Mullers' influence on their lives.They were married June 16, 1945, in Philadelphia Among the anniversary guests were three people who attended their wedding in 1945: Naomi Mervine and Gordan Haug, Mrs. Muller's aunt and her younger brother, and Betty Mervine, a cousin.

They moved to St. Petersburg in 1977 from Springfield, Pa., where Mr. Muller worked for Visual Communications. Mrs. Muller was a volunteer at Scenic Hills Elementary, where their children attended. They own the Sign Shop in Madeira Beach and operate it with the help of their sons.They enjoy traveling; one of their favorite destinations is Walt Disney World.

They have three sons, one daughter, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

If you are a resident of South Pinellas and want to announce your anniversary of 50 years or more, send information to Vicki Zook, City Desk, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731. Photographs are accepted, but cannot be returned. Call 893-8215 for information.