Dennis and Renee (Allen) Peters, of Bend, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 12 with a family trip to Victoria, British Columbia.

The couple were married at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in 1967 in Chico, California. They have Lisa (and Scott) Meredith, of Bend, and Lori (and Chris) Merkel, of Liberty Lake, Washington; and four grandchildren.

Dennis is an Air Force and Vietnam veteran, where he was in the 1st Air Calvary division. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a master’s degree in fisheries in 1971. He worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Wetland Inventory, retiring in 2001. He enjoys golfing, cycling, woodworking and reading. He works part time at Awbrey Glen Golf Club. Renee worked as a nurse until she retired in 2001. She is a 1967 graduate of Chico State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing. She enjoys sewing, quilting and reading. She is a member of the Newcomers Club of Bend, Mountain Meadow Quilters and a local book club.

They have lived in Bend for five years.