50th Anniversary
1947 ~ 1997

Chuck & Betty met at church. What attracted them to each other? Chuck confesses that he was taken in by Betty's beautiful smile, among other lovely attributes. Betty fell for Chuck's good looks and charm, so says Chuck. Betty agrees! They were married three months later. They made their first home at Blair Mill near Pacific House, where Chuck worked for Art Blair.

Mr. Coleman is the son of George and Evelyn, brother of Patricia, and stepbrother of Edward and Richard. Mrs. Coleman is the daughter of Louis and Irene, and sister of Louise, Fred and Louie. They are the parents of David and Donna, and have six grandsons, a great-grandson, and one on the way. They respectfully request a great-granddaughter!

Chuck served in the U.S. Navy before working at Blair Mill, Douglas Aircraft, Pell Engineering, and Michigan-Cal Lumber Co. He retired from the California Highway Patrol after serving in Lancaster, South Lake Tahoe, Placerville, Richmond, Sacramento, Mammoth Lakes, and Bridgeport. He also enjoys drawing house plans, which include original plans for the Camino Heights subdivision.

In addition to being the mother of two, Betty worked for Douglas Aircraft, Department of Motor Vehicles, and El Dorado County Recorder's Office. She retired from the Mono County Assessor's Office in Bridgeport. She enjoys the Bible, its promise of everlasting life on paradise earth, and sharing her hope as one of Jehovah's Witnesses with others.

The Coleman's make their home once again in the very house they had built in 1960. They enjoy entertaining friends and family, camping, traveling, using their computers, gardening, reading, and family history. They were well-pleased to share their golden anniversary with many of their favorite people.

Betty & Chuck in front of their wedding picture

Betty & Chuck Coleman, and daughter Donna,
as time comes to cut the cake

Linda & Betty watch as Chuck cuts very, very neat pieces

Betty gives Chuck the first taste, while Pat, Linda, Barbara, and Cubby look on

Chuck is probably saying, "I'll have to taste it once again to make sure it's good enough for the guests," which include long-time friends "Big Ed" and wife Barbara

Chuck & Betty's son David

Chuck & Betty share a laugh . . .

. . . and a dance, as grandson Mike looks on

Betty with long-time neighbor and friend Lenna

Chuck sits with cousin Jim and wife Marge, nephew Mike and wife Linda, and sister Pat