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Charles and Opal Counts

Charles and Opal Counts

Family and friends are invited to join Charles and Opal Counts in celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
The couple will be recognized during a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Center of Craig.o gifts are requested.

Charles Counts and Opal White were both born and raised in Craig. They knew of each other in high school but didn’t really meet until Charlie came back from World War II in summer 1945. They met at a dance at the fairgrounds and were married by the Rev. Morris two weeks later on Aug. 19, 1945, at the Counts family home at Cedar Mountain.

One week later, they moved to El Paso, Texas, to tend to a hand wound Charlie received while serving in the Philippines. They moved back to Craig six months later. Charlie farmed wheat and raised cattle with his brothers, and Opal stayed home to take care of their children. They lived at Breeze Basin, southeast of Craig.

In 1949, they moved to their current home north of Craig.

In the late 1960s, they became “snow birds” and enjoyed more than 25 years of traveling south during the winter to Mexico and southern California. Charlie and Opal have two children — a son, Ed, and his wife, Karla, of Craig; and a daughter, Judy, of Casper, Wyo.

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They have six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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