Richard Grewelle and Betty Hageman were married Feb. 7, 1946, in Kelso.
After several months of preparing, their six children surprised them with a celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary May 7 at the Napavine Assembly of God Church. Friends and family from the local area and Oregon were present. The Grewelles were presented with three dozen roses and numerous gifts. A special slide show included family members who were unable to attend.
The Grewelle’s children are Richard Jr., in Springfield, Mass., Ronald in Longview, Gary in Marysville, Wash., Kelly in Spanaway, Wash., Judy Seacrest of Deer Park, Wash., and Carla Shaffer of Gig Harbor, Wash. They also have 19 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.