Couples announcements for August 2009




Keith and Joan White will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at The Redlands Community Center, 2463 Broadway, in Grand Junction. Friends are invited to attend. The couple does not want guests to bring gifts. Keith and Joan lived and worked in Craig for many years, and they raised their three sons in the community. Keith worked for the Colorado Division of Highways as an engineer, and Joan was a hairdresser. Brian, (Barbara) and family still live in Craig, Ben lives in Phoenix, and Kemitt (Becky) and family live in the Grand Junction area.



Lee and Sally Williamson, of Torrington, Wyo., will celebrate their upcoming 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren in Torrington. The couple married Aug. 7, 1959, in Hayden. The photo was taken in 1970 at the Cosgriff Hotel in Craig.


Buchanan and Willemin

Mary Buchanan, and Thomas Willemin and Cynthia Roetteger announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Mary Elizabeth Buchanan and Jonathan Joseph Willemin, of Craig. Mary, who grew up in Craig, works at Walmart. Jonathan, originally from La Porte, Texas, works at City Market. The couple is planning an Aug. 16 wedding at St. Michael Catholic Church. Luis Vasquez will be a groomsman, and Joseph Yahia will be Jonathan's best man. Mary's bridesmaids are Jennifer Lusk, Courtney Vestal and Kristi Parkin, and the matron of honor is Stacey Vanpelt. Fr. James Fox will officiate. The couple will honeymoon in Arkansas and Texas.


Smith and Linsacum

Sheryl and Danny Chaves, of Galeton, and Ron and Jnl Linsacum, of Craig, announce the engagement of their children, Dondi Smith and Ryan Linsacum, of Greeley. Dondi, a stylist, is a 1999 Windsor High School and 2005 University of Northern Colorado graduate. She works at Scuples Salon. Ryan, a teacher in the Weld County School District, is a 2002 Moffat County High School and 2008 University of Northern Colorado graduate. The couple is planning a Sept. 5 wedding in Berthoud. A reception will follow at Brookside Gardens in Berthoud.