Liz and Dale Anderson, of Bend, celebrated their 90th birthdays with a dinner party attended by over 30 relatives from eight states at Pine Forest Grange Hall in Bend on July 28.
Mrs. Anderson was born July 19, 1928 in Wilton, North Dakota, and Mr. Anderson was born Aug. 1, 1928 in Clarkfield, Minnesota. They met at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, and married on Dec. 28, 1949. They have two children, Steven (and Randi) of Eatonville, Washington, and Susan (and Scott) Templeton of Portland, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Anderson graduated from Bethesda School of Nursing and was a certified nursing assistant instructor for 18 years. She retired in 1988. Mr. Anderson graduated from California Polytechnic State University with a degree in aeronautical engineering and earned an MBA from University of Southern California. He was project manager/business systems architect for Rockwell International for 33 years and worked on the Apollo and space shuttle programs. He retired in 1989.
Mrs. Anderson taught watercolor painting and square dancing. She loves to play Jeopardy! and attend Bible study. Mr. Anderson plays electric bass and upright bass in two local bands, The Alleycats and The Old-Time Fiddlers. He has built a dozen or so musical instruments — Appalachian dulcimers, violins and harps. They attend Bend Church of the Nazarene and enjoy spending time with their family.
The couple have been married for 68 years and have lived in Bend for 28 years.