Golden anniversary celebrated by Montoursville couple

George and Virla Ocker, of Montoursville, are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

They were married on Oct. 16, 1971 by the Rev. William Martin at Bethany Lutheran Church in Montoursville. They are currently members of Pine Street United Methodist Church in Williamsport.

The former Virla M. Sides was born in Williamsport to the late Donald and Aleda Sides. She graduated Loyalsock Township High School in 1970 and works as admissions and marketing director of Nippenose Valley Village Senior Living Community in Williamsport.

George was born in Williamsport to the late George and Ruth Ocker. He was a 1967 graduate of Williamsport High School and retired as the owner of Ocker’s Heating and Fuel Oil.

They have one daughter, Tami Ocker Young, who resides in Smithsburg, Maryland. There is one grandson.

A trip is planned to Hilton Head and Charleston, South Carolina to celebrate their anniversary.


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