Skelton — 70th

Harlan and Bessie Skelton of Dallas celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with friends and family.

Harlan Paul Skelton and Bessie Marie Underhill were married April 8, 1945, in San Diego at The Evangelical Church. Reverend E.C. Schneider performed the ceremony. The couple was attended by Irene Fleming and Otto Lehner.

The couple has lived in Philomath, Corvallis and in Dallas the past seven years.

Harlan served in the Marine Corps for a while, and then later retired in 1972 from the postal service in Philomath as a rural letter carrier. Bessie is a homemaker and was a secretary for Benton County, and later worked at the Horticultural Department at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She was also a substitute mail carrier in Philomath. She retired in 1984.

Harlan and Bessie are active in their church and do some activities at Dallas Retirement Village.

Their family includes Judy Skelton Ikenberry and Wesley Ikenberry of Beaverton. The couple has one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

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