Couples announcements for December 2008




Ray and LaVonne (Hindman) Freeman, of Grand Junction and formerly of Craig, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 21. The two were married in 1958 in Craig. They have three children, Chris, Angie and Carol, all born in Craig. Soon after, they moved to Grand Junction. From there they journeyed to New Castle and Montrose before moving back to Grand Junction. They stay very involved in church activities and activities with their friends and family. Their family has grown to include nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The Freemans will celebrate their anniversary with their family on a cruise.


Dyer and Lopes

Jeff Dyer and Diana Lopes announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The couple were engaged Nov. 28 while on vacation near Shaver Lake in the Sierra Mountains. The groom is the son of Ken and Shirley Dyer, of Los Banos, Calif. The bride is the daughter of David and Sue Ann Lopes, of San Bernardino, Calif. The couple is planning a fall wedding in 2009 in Lake Tahoe.


Buchanan and Willemin

Mary C. Buchanan, wife of the late Bob Buchanan of Craig, announces the wedding of her daughter, Mary Elizabeth Buchanan, to Jonathan Willemin, son of Thomas Willemin and Cynthia Roetteger, of La Porte and Baytown, Texas. Their wedding is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2009, in Craig. Mary, who lives in Craig, is a 2004 Moffat County High School graduate. Jonathan graduated from Deer Park High School in Baytown, Texas, in 2005.


Grine and Fish

Alexis Andrea Grine, of Craig, and Joseph Daniel Fish, of Craig and Vilseck, Germany, were married Dec. 8, 2008, in a ceremony at Eastholme in the Rockies Bed & Breakfast in Cascade, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Moises and Jeannie Carranza of Craig. She is employed as a deli clerk at Safeway in Craig. The groom's parents are Mark and Vicki Coyle of Craig. He is a U.S. Army health inspector and is stationed in Vilseck, Germany. The couple is planning a formal wedding and reception in Washington state at a later date. The Alexis and Joseph Fish will make their home either in South Carolina or Virginia, depending on Joseph's Army assignment/duty station availability.