Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2001

Dolands celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Donn and Virginia Doland will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a public reception at the Glacier Garden Visitor Center, 7600 Glacier Highway, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 8.

The couple was married July 9, 1951, in Grants Pass, Ore. They moved to Alaska in January of 1962. They lived in Juneau for several months before moving to Pillar Bay on Kuiu Island for three years. They have made their home in Juneau since 1965.

The couple has raised 10 children.

Donn Doland worked as produce manager at Foodland Supermarket and also worked at Super Bear before retiring.

The couple's nine surviving children, 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild will attend the anniversary celebration. Other friends and family are also invited.

The couple is requesting no gifts be given.

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