Carl and Ruth Blumer

Ruth (Hall) and Carl Blumer, Centralia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 6 at the childhood home of the bride in Centralia. The celebration was given by two of their children, Eric Blumer and Karin Blumer Roath.

Attending were 50 friends and relatives on a hot, 90-degree afternoon, just like the day they were married.

The Blumers were married Aug. 23, 1964, at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle.

Ruth was born and raised in Centralia, then left for college in 1954. She returned to her childhood home this year, having previously lived in Preston for 48 years.

Ruth graduated from the University of Washington in 1959 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She was a registered nurse at the University of Washington Hospital for 4½ years, a nurse at Visiting Nurse Services Northwest for 25 years and a public health nurse at the Seattle-King County Health Department for 22 years. At the latter, she worked with special needs children.

Carl was raised in Renton. He graduated from Central Washington State College with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1958 and a master’s degree in education in 1966. He retired after teaching in Bellevue for 33 years.

Ruth is a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and loves to garden, refinish furniture and remodel houses. She also likes to watch the Seattle Seahawks and University of Washington Huskies.

Carl is a VFW life member, and loves to golf, read and watch the Seahawks and Huskies. He also rides his lawn mower all over a flat yard.

The Blumers’ children and their spouses are Karin (Chris) Roath, Monroe; Kristen Blumer, Everett; and Eric Blumer, Issaquah. They have one grandchild.

John and Carla Link

John and Carla (Allen) Link, Chehalis, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Oregon Coast.

The Links were married Dec. 28, 1964, at St. Joseph’s Church, Ellinwood, Kansas. Carla’s mother introduced them to each other in 1963, thinking they were a good match.

John is retired from being an owner and manager of Link Bros. Distributing. At the time the couple were married, John worked for Tret-o-lite Chemical Co. in Great Bend, Kansas. In 1967 John, Carla and their young son, Johnny, went to Vancouver, Washington, to visit relatives. John was offered a position at Evergreen Distributing in Vancouver. In May 1968 they moved to Vancouver. John worked at Evergreen Distributing until he and his brother, Arnie, purchased their own distributorship in Chehalis in 1977. They named it Link Bros. Distributing. In 1989 John sold his shares of Link Bros. Distributing to his brother. John finished his working years as a Teamster back at Evergreen Distributing.

Carla is retired from being a speech and language assistant in the Centralia and Chehalis schools. Previously, she was employed in Battle Ground as an extended studies coordinator at Captain Strong Elementary, working with highly capable third- through sixth-graders. In 2000 she was offered a position as pricing coordinator for Evergreen Distributing. She worked there until the company was sold in 2003.

Since all of their children and six grandchildren lived in Chehalis, they moved back to Chehalis in 2004. John enjoys hunting and fishing, while Carla enjoys making greeting cards. They enjoy spending time with their family.

The Links’ children and spouses are John (Kristin) Link, Jill (Jeff) Peterson, and Jamee (Ryan) Gleason. They have seven grandchildren.

Les and Adell Tellevik

Les and Adell Tellevik, Chehalis, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary 4-8 p.m. today at the Virgil R. Lee Building in Chehalis.

The Telleviks were married Dec. 11, 1964, in Chehalis.

Both of the Telleviks are retired. Adell enjoys gardening, and Les enjoys tinkering in his shop. Both enjoy spending time at Westport and on the Oregon coast.

Their children and spouses are Gina (John) Rabung, Olympia; Jeff Tellevik, Chehalis; and Matt (Danielle) Tellevik, Chehalis. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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