Mr., Mrs. Shaffer observe 50th anniversary

Arainia J. (Carpenter) and William Shaffer, of Cogan Station, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 31, 2014.

They were married by the Rev. Robert Gibson in Carson City, Nev.

Mrs. Shaffer, a native of Vacaville, Calif., is the daughter of the late Margaret Pauline (Bell) and Thane L. Carpenter. She graduated from Vacaville Union High School and retired in 2008 from Susquehanna Bank.

Mr. Shaffer, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Emma and William Shaffer. He graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1961 and retired in 2001 from PPL, Montoursville. He served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965.

They are the parents of two daughters, Shelly Oeler, of South William-sport, and Cindy Fridley, of Staunton, Va., and a son, William III, of Cogan Station.

There are 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.