Mowry--50 years

Saturday, August 23, 2008
Mowry 50 years -- Hannah Volkland, front; second row, Leigh Volkland, Sheryl Mowry, Stan Mowry, Cecelia Mowry, Brad Mowry; back row, Molly Volkland, Rebecca Mowry, Rachael Jones, Lyn Jones, Elizabeth Mowry, Whitney Mowry, Dennis Mowry, Ann Mowry, Steve Mowry, Richard Jones and Dietrich Volkland.

Sheryl and Stan Mowry, Nevada, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary hosted by their children and grandchildren in the state of Washington. All 17 members of the family gathered at the Three Bears Lodge five miles from the entrance to Mt. Rainier to spend three days exploring the area and having a great time with each other.

King salmon, flounder and trout were caught and served as the main course for the three nights there. The Space Needle and Pike's Market in Seattle, a train ride, Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helen, plus a good share of northwest Washington, Puget Sound and the Pacific Ocean were visited.

Sheryl Crow Mowry, a Cottey graduate and Stanley Mowry were married Aug. 31, 1958, in the First Presbyterian Church, Rapid City, S.D. Their children are Steve and Ann Mowry, Trimble, Mo., and their daughters Rebecca and Elizabeth Mowry, Kansas City, Mo.; Brad and Cecelia Mowry, Dennis and Whitney of Nevada, Mo.; Lyn Mowry Jones and Richard Jones and daughter Rachael, Leigh Mowry Volkland and Dietrich Volkland and daughters Hannah and Molly, of Aliso Viejo, Calif.

Stan and Sheryl were given a DVD presentation created by Leigh and Dietrich Volkland which included pictures from their childhood on through the births and marriages of their children and grandchildren. They were also given a printed album of the pictures and a digital photo frame. A cake decorated for the occasion with yellow roses was served.