Former Seymour residents Jerry and Beverly Wolfe celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 4.
Jerry and Beverly were married June 4, 1966, at St. Mary’s of the Lake Catholic Church in Culver by the Rev. Joseph Lenk and the Rev. Paul Sherrill.
Plans for celebration include a hot air balloon ride over the wine country of the Willamette Valley of Oregon and a trip to Crater Lake this summer.
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They have two children, Derek Wolfe of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Rachael Banaei of Rockville, Maryland; and six grandchildren.
The couple were actively involved with St. Ambrose Catholic Church, where Beverly was lector and marriage coordinator and active in the Daughters of Isabella. Jerry was sacristan, eucharistic minister and lector. Both were involved with tending and caring for the landscaping of the church property and offering helping hands whenever needed.
Beverly was actively involved with Psi Iota Xi, twice achieving the Outstanding Psi Ote of the Year Award due to her dedicated work with the original thrift shop and Oktoberfest. She also served on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
After teaching chemistry and advanced chemistry at Culver Community Schools for five years, Jerry started his career with Central Pharmaceuticals in 1969 as a sales representative in Illinois. He was promoted to sales manager in 1973 and relocated to Seymour.
He later became vice president of sales and was instrumental in building the sales force from 23 representatives in 1974 to a total of 182 full-time representatives in all mainland states, with the exception of California. Plans to add an additional 20 reps in California were halted when Central Pharmaceuticals was sold to Schwarz Pharma in 1995. He later worked with Blairex Laboratories and Opti-Med Labs until his retirement in 2007.
Jerry and Beverly moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, in 2012 to be closer to one of their two children.