Submitted photoCharlene and Ray White
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Charlene and Ray White of Penn Valley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently at a surprise dinner hosted by their sons and their families. The Whites were married Oct. 10, 1953, at the First Christian Church in McAlester, Okla.

Approximately 50 friends and family members attended the anniversary celebration, many from out of state. Special guests included Mrs. White’s mother, Hazel Walling, who also resides in Penn Valley.

At the time of their marriage, Mr. White worked as a mechanic in the family-owned garage. In 1955, the Whites moved to San Pablo, where Mr. White began working at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery. He retired in 1986 as senior safety engineer, and the couple moved to Penn Valley. After retirement, he worked as a safety consultant for seven years.

The Whites’ sons and families live in California. They are Bob and Maryann of Woodlake, Don and Tami of Grass Valley, Ron and Marjan of Redding, and Glenn of Vacaville. There are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with two more on the way.

Mr. and Mrs. White are members of Penn Valley Community Church.

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