Marilyn and Dick Coughren, of Pasco, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by spending a week on the Oregon coast with their children and grandchildren.
They were married June 18, 1961, at the Coos Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Coos Bay, Ore.
Marilyn has degrees in nursing, accounting and business administration. She was a nurse for eight years, raised her children and then worked in business management. She retired in 2001 from the office of her husband, Dr. K. Dick Coughren.
Dick received a bachelor's degree in engineering and worked for General Electric for six years and then obtained a degree in dentistry in 1969. He practiced dentistry in Pasco for over 30 years. He retired in 2001 from his office, K. Dick Coughrenm DDS, PS.
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They attend the Riverview Seventh-day Adventist Church and have volunteered at church and Tri-City Junior Academy.
They have two children, Brian Coughren of Murrieta, Calif., and Vicki Littlefield of Bend, Ore. They have four grandchildren.