Ron and Cheryl Holthusen of Shady Cove celebrated 50 years of marriage with a monthlong trip to Germany. They will continue celebrating this milestone at a family gathering on March 10, 2012, in Vancouver, Wash.
Ron Holthusen met Cheryl Adams at a church youth group while they were in high school in Southern California, and they were married Feb. 3, 1962, in Las Vegas. Over the years job transfers had the Holthusens living in Nevada, Maryland, Washington and Oregon. During this time, they had three children, nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
They reside in Shady Cove.