Leo, Barbara Bennett celebrate 50 years

Leo and Barbara Bennett celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 3.

Barbara Jean Marchbanks of Foster married Leo Deen Bennett of Foster on Dec. 3, 1950 in Foster Evangelical Church.

An open house was given at their home by their children on Dec. 16, Gary and Janelle Bennett and Charlotte Rodgers. Refreshments were served to approximately 80 family members and friends. A quilt was given by Rodgers with pictures of the family members.

The couple has lived in Sweet Home since 1950.

The groom is a retired maintenance supervisor from Willamette Industries Plywood Division. He enjoys golf, antique automobiles, restoration, woodworking, hunting and fishing.

Mrs. Bennett is a retired beautician and homemaker. She enjoys golf, oil painting, sewing and grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Bennett have eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.