Hetty (Worth Hoke) Barthel and Frank Barthel will celebrate 50 years of marriage June 1, 2012. The couple met in Montauk Point, N.Y. in 1961 and wed June 1, 1962 at Christ Lutheran Church in Hickory N.C., the bride’s hometown. The couple moved to Bethel in 1971 where they worked as high school teachers. They have made their home in Juneau and have one son, Worth Barthel, who also lives in Juneau. The couple decline to receive gifts, but congratulations are welcomed.