Wendle and Joyce Thomas of Corvallis will observe their 72nd wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
Joyce MacCarty and Wendle Thomas were married May 24, 1943, in San Luis Obispo, California, where Wendle was stationed with the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
Wendle was born in Texas, and Joyce was born in California. After the Army, Wendle went into construction, retiring in 1984. Joyce managed a dry-cleaning business in San Jose for a time. They later lived in Lincoln City, and moved to Corvallis in 2002 to be near Joyce’s mother.
The couple’s children are William Thomas of Corvallis, now deceased; and Karen Rector of Bend.
The Thomases attend Corvallis Evangelical Church, where they have celebrated their last two anniversaries with cake.