Longtime Juneau residents Alan and Carolyn (Trucano) Gould will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 2, 2010.
Alan and Carolyn married on Sept. 2, 1960, at the original Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Juneau on a blustery autumn afternoon. Both were born and raised in Juneau. That same year, they headed to Klamath Falls, Ore., to attend the then Oregon Technology Institute (now Oregon Institute of Technology). They attended college with many Juneau friends, including Patty Ann and Roger Polley, Cindy and Wayne Bertholl, Sandy and Ole Bartness and Ralph McMillan.
Alan and Carolyn made Oregon their home for 30 years and raised two daughters before returning to Alaska in 1982. Their daughter and grandson, Charolyn and Matthew Concepcion, continue to live in Oregon while their daughter and son-in-law, Cindi and Tom Krehbiel live in Juneau. Charolyn is a registered nurse in the Portland area, Matthew is a student and a Cub Scout and Cindi works in administration at the University of Alaska Southeast.
Alan received a structural design degree and highway design degree from OTI and worked as a civil engineer for the Federal government for 30 years. He then worked as an engineer and an "office gal" at Trucano Construction. Currently, he is the "A" at D&A Wire Rope.
Carolyn worked in a variety of secretarial jobs and became a librarian at all city locations when returning to Juneau. To date, Carolyn is an active leader in the Parks & Recreation's Juneau Hiking Program for over 20 years. She is also an avid traveler and enjoys learning about people from all cultures. Carolyn runs Gould's Alaskan View Bed and Breakfast, located in their beautiful home overlooking the channel in West Juneau.
All friends and relations are invited to attend an informal barbeque potluck at noon on Sunday, Sept. 5 at the Krehbiel's. Please RSVP by Friday, Sept. 3 with Cindi at 789-0855.