Lifelong Alaskans Heather and Tom Cashen will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in March. A reception is planned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, with a family cruise to follow later in the month.
The Cashens, both descended from pioneer mining families in Douglas and Juneau, were married March 6, 1959, at the Resurrection Lutheran Church. The couple raised three sons in Juneau and have three granddaughters.
Tom Cashen graduated from Douglas High School in 1953, and Heather Cashen graduated from Juneau High School in 1954. Both are retired, spend summers at their home in Juneau and travel during the winter months.