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Dolands to celebrate 60 years together

Posted: August 27, 2011 - 6:15pm

Dolands to celebrate 60 years together

Donn and Virginia Doland will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a public reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Juneau International Airport’s Aurora Room.

The couple’s children will join them for this second celebration of 60 years together. The Dolands enjoyed a July reception in Grants Pass, Ore., where the couple married June 9, 1951.

The couple moved to Juneau in January of 1962 where it lived for several months before moving to Pillar Bay on Kuiu Island for three years. The Dolands have made their home in Juneau since 1965 and raised their 10 children here. Donn worked as produce manager at Foodland Supermarket for many years and also worked as produce manager at Super Bear Supermarket before retiring.

Since retirement, the couple has traveled extensively in many foreign countries. Most recently, they spent 10 weeks exploring 10 different African countries. They also drive many miles each year in the U.S., sightseeing and visiting family and friends.

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