Allen and Patricia Franscella celebrated their 50th anniversary at the American Legion Hall in Ripon in August 2009. The former Patricia Mills and Allen Franscella were married on November 28, 1959 in Ripon. They have lived in Manteca for 50 years.
George and Gale Meyerhuber celebrated their 45th anniversary on Saturday, December 12, in Oakdale. The former Gale Maddocks and George Meyerhuber were married on Dec. 12, 1964 in Bergenfield, New Jersey. They have lived in Manteca for 25 years.
Vernon and Jewell Hamman celebrated 65 years of marriage on October 9, 2009. Vernon was born in 1925 in Nashoba, Oklahoma and Jewel was born in 1928 in Fort Tausen, Oklahoma. The former Jewell Dickson and Vernon Hamman met in 1944 in Antlers, Oklahoma and married on Oct. 9, 1944 in Hugo, Oklahoma. They moved to Manteca in 1951 and have lived in Manteca for 58 years.
William and Roberta Hillman celebrate their 50th anniversary on Sept. 19, 2009. Roberta Dirkson and William Hillman were married on Sept. 19, 1959 in Walla Walla, Washington. They have resided in Manteca for 33 years.
Alfred and Dale Gruber celebrated 70 years of marriage on August 7, 2009. Alfred Gruber and the former Dale Thomas were married on August, 7, 1939 in Modesto. They have resided in Manteca for six years, previously in Stockton for over 40 years.
Nick and Fran Duren celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 30, 2009 at the home of their daughter, Michele Bergman of Manteca, hosted by their children, Michele Begman of Manteca, Eric Duren of Galt, Kurt Duren of Ripon and Lars Duren of Carlsbad, and their spouses.