Doug and Ruth Dvorak will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with their children, grandchildren, family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in Palm Springs, Calif.
The couple met in high school and were later married in Newberg, Ore. They have two daughters, Diana Grieser and Karin Massey, both of whom live in Juneau with their families. During the first 20 years of their life together, Doug served in the Coast Guard, where his career took them all over the United States. After retiring from the Coast Guard, they made Juneau their permanent home, where commercial fishing became a big part of their lives.
Doug and Ruth Dvorak first moved to Juneau in 1966. Today they share their retirement time between Juneau and Palm Springs.