Duryees renew vows for 50th

Friends and family hosted a party July 20 at the Aurora Presbyterian Church in celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Bob and Marie Duryees, who reaffirmed their wedding vows at the event.

Marie and Bob DuryeesBob and Marie Duryees were married Aug. 25, 1963, in Salinas, Calif.

In 1967, he was ordained into the Presbyterian ministry, a career that spanned 25 years. He owned and operated Tidy Chimney for 15 years. His wife taught English at Salk Middle School in Spokane, Wash. Both retired in 2004 and the following year moved to Canby to be near family.

Their family includes two daughters, a son and 10 grandchildren.

They will celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Maui, Hawaii, with family.

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