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Couple marks 50th wedding anniversary

by: SUBMITTED - Valentin and Saida Veliz celebrated their 50th anniversary last month by renewing their vows.Valentin Veliz and Saida Garcia Veliz celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 14.

The couple married Sept. 14, 1963 in Woodburn at St. Luke Catholic Church.

They operated a small business for 35 years and supported St. Jude’s?Children’s Hospital for a number of years. They are also devout Catholics.

Their children are Zoraya (Octavio) Uder of Wilsonville, Sandra Veliz (David?Sharon) of Bellevue, Wash., Annette Veliz of Bellevue, Wash., and the late Paul Veliz of Sherwood. They also have seven grandchildren.

They gathered at the same location of their marriage on their anniversary this year, along with friends and family, to renew their vows.

The event was hosted by the couple, their daughters as well as local relatives Rogelio and Armandina Medina.

Many family members even came from out of town, including relatives from Texas, California and Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Valentin and Saida are grateful to all who joined them in this celebration.




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