Mr. and Mrs. Murray "Dick" Lownes, Oval, will observe their 40th wedding anniversary today, May 19, 2013.
They were married by the Rev. Shellhammer in Leesport. They are members of Immaculate Conception Church, Bastress.
Mrs. Lownes, the former Sandra F. Weitzel, is a native of Reading. She is the daughter of the late Annie and Mahlon Weitzel. She graduated from Schuylkill Valley High School, Leesport, in 1967. She retired in 2010 from Office Depot. She is a volunteer at Breast Health and Susquehanna Cancer Center.
MR., MRS. MURRAY “DICK” LOWNES
Mr. Lownes, a native of Philadelphia, is the son of the late Elanor Glenn and Samuel C. Lownes. He graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School, Pottstown, in 1965. He served in the Marines from 1967 to 1971. He retired in 2011 from L-3 Communications as a senior buyer.
They are the parents of two sons, Christopher M., South Williamsport, and Joseph M., Fort Hood, Texas.
There are five grandchildren.
In honor of their anniversary, an October trip to Ann Marie Island, Fla., is being planned.