(ran PC edition)
Joe and Mary Johnson of New Port Richey celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary recently with friends during lunch at La Casa Grande, Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Cake was served.
The Johnsons were married March 5, 1930 in Louisville, Ky., in a civil ceremony with a judge officiating. He was born in Mount Sterling, Wis., and was raised on a dairy farm. He went to St. Paul, Minn., as a young man, where he worked in printing for Brown & Bigelow, later going to Chicago to be a pressman. He was employed there from 1929 to 1970 when he retired as superintendent. Mary was born in Ferryville, Wis., and moved to St. Paul when she was five to live with an aunt after her mother died. The couple met in St. Paul. They moved to Port Richey in 1970 after he retired. They have been residents at La Casa Grande since 1999.
They have no children but raised two nephews whose mothers died. They are Glen Bremner of Ukiak, Calif., and Harold Egerbriton of Henderson, Texas. Lola Roberts of Clearwater has been a friend of the couple for more than 70 years. She said the Johnsons have always been ready to help friends and relatives in many ways.
HOLIDAY _ Edward (Bud) and Lena Temme of Holiday celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a Caribbean cruise accompanied by their children and grandchildren.
Their son Edward III and his wife, Lynn, of Port Charlotte; a daughter Chris Manooshian and her husband, George, and their son Phillip Elliott, all of Clearwater, a daughter Cheri Cramer and her husband, Bob, and their children Danny and Amy of Mansfield, Ohio all went on the cruise. A son, Thom, and his daughter Cheri Temme of Livermore, Calif. and her infant daughter could not attend. The Temmes married Jan. 20, 1951 in Pittsburgh. They lived in Mansfield, Ohio, where he worked at Consolidated Freightways and was a member of the Teamsters union. She was employed by Lazarus Federated Department Store in Mansfield. They moved to Holiday in 1986. They are members of the Holiday Lake Estates Civic Association, and he is a trustee. She is a member and co-leader of Holiday Lake Estates Golden Noets. They are both members of St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church of Tarpon Springs.