Carl and Linda Montross, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married on June 23, 1962 at the Alderson Methodist Church, Harveys Lake with the Rev. John Gordon officiating at the ceremony.
Bridal attendants were Linda Mertz, Beverly Crispell Wandel and Becky Baker. Groomsmen were Larry Schenck, Donald Grey and Claude Sorber.
Carl and Linda were high school sweethearts, graduating together in 1959 in the first class to graduate from Lake-Lehman High School.
Mr. Montross is the son of Mona Montross and the late Carl Montross Sr., of Noxen. He has enjoyed a career as an electronics engineer, working for companies such as IBM, Motorola, Philips and Radiant Technologies.
Mrs. Montross is the daughter of the late Esther and Raymond Grey, of Harveys Lake. Her career began as a kindergarten teacher at Lehman Elementary School. Throughout her career, she has taught all grade levels from pre-school to supervising college-age student teachers at the University of New Mexico. She retired from teaching at Zuni Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005.
The couple has three children, Brian and his wife, Maryann, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; Heidi Brown and her husband, Brian, of West Jefferson, North Carolina; and Naomi, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They also have been blessed with six grandchildren, Joel and his wife Haley, Rebecca Montross, Anya Montross, Elijah Velasquez, Judy Frappier and Luke Frappier.
Some activities that Carl and Linda enjoy doing together include attending their grandchildren's school sports, music and dance events. They also like to garden, travel, camp in the mountains, attend church regularly and watch grandson Joel race his Legends car.
Their 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated with a special family dinner after which the couple went on a weekend getaway to Taos, New Mexico. Later, they made a trip to Pennsylvania where they were honored at a party attended by friends and family and hosted by Becky Baker and Anita Koziol. A trip to Virginia and North Carolina is planned in the near future.