Raymond and Marlene Gamache of Grass Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently. They were married Jan. 15, 1955, in San Francisco.

A surprise dinner party at the Holbrooke Hotel for Mr. and Mrs. Gamache was hosted by the couple’s four children: Raymond and Debbie Gamache of Penn Valley, Diana and Gary Hauck of Milpitas, Jeff and Laura Gamache of Grass Valley and Cindy Gamache of Marysville. Forty-nine family members and friends were in attendance to honor the couple.

The Gamaches have 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gamache is a retired UPS driver of 36 years in San Francisco. He enjoys watching sports on television, and traveling to Reno.

Mrs. Gamache is a retired hospital cook. Her interests include gardening, bingo and traveling to Reno.

The Gamaches have lived in Nevada County for 18 years.

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