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Rohrbecks celebrate 50th

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rohrbeck, then

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Rohrbeck, now

CASPER — Gene and Bonnie (Smith) Rohrbeck will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 23, 2016.

They were married July 23, 1966, at Grace United Methodist Church in Nashville, Illinois.

They met at Iowa State University during Peace Corps training. They were Peace Corps volunteers in Uruguay, working with rural youth groups from 1963-1965.

After a number years as a secretary and substitute teacher, she worked for 16 years as a social worker for the Department of Social Services in Natrona County, retiring in 1995. For the next 17 years, she served first as a guest services agent at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and later as front office manager for 12 years.

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He worked as an Extension 4-H/specialist with the Cooperative Extension Service first at the University of Wisconsin and then at the University of Wyoming, retiring in 1995 after 30 years. During six of their 17 years working in Yellowstone National Park, he was a campground coordinator/trainer of summer staff.

Both are active volunteers, contributing their talents to a variety of organizations over the decades. They particularly enjoy serving the community through First United Methodist Church. She was also active in League of Women Voters and he has participated and volunteered over the years in the Audubon Society.

Their children are Brian and Patti Rohrbeck, Casper; Steve and Rebecca Rohrbeck, Salem, Oregon; and Denise and Dean Fulton, Bellingham, Washington. They have three grandchildren.

A celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, between the Sunday morning services at First United Methodist Church. Hosts are Brian and Patti Rohrbeck, Steve and Rebecca Rohrbeck, and Dean and Denise Fulton. All family and friends are invited.

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