December 02, 2002

The Leathers

Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Leather of Smithsburg celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002. They were honored at a dinner hosted by their children, Phyllis Smith of Chewsville and Elwood Leather of Smithsburg. Friends and family attended the event.

The Leathers were married Sept. 17, 1932, in Hagerstown, by the Rev. Harms.

Mrs. Leather is the former Margaret Bachtell, daughter of the late Jesse and Clara Bachtell. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Leather is the son of the late Keller and Gertrude Leather. He is the retired owner/operator of Leather's Mountain Spring Water. He also retired from Fairchild Industries and the State of Maryland.

The Leathers have three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The Everittses

Carolyn and Bill Everitts of Big Pool celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in April, 2002.

The Everittses were married April 12, 1952, at Orch-ard Ridge First Church of God in Hancock by the Rev. W.F. Murray, now deceased.


Mrs. Everitts is the daughter of Frances Trumpower and the late Harris Trumpower. She is a homemaker and also is a singer and musician with the Morning Star Singers.

Mr. Everitts is the son of the late Mary and Lewis Everitts. He is retired from Mack Trucks in Hagerstown.

They have two sons and four grandsons.

The Jenkinses

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lee Jenkins Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Western Maryland Hospital in Hagerstown. The event was hosted by their five children, Brenda, Carolyn, Roy Lee, Clarence and Tina, all of the Hagerstown area. Music was provided by Nightlife Entertainment.

The Jenkinses were married Sept. 27, 1952, in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Jenkins is the former Patsy Ann Vaughn, daughter of the late Leon and Emily Vaughn. She was a homemaker.

Mr. Jenkins is the son of the late Larkin and Blanche Jenkins. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart. He retired from Jamison Door Co. in 1988.

They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The Bowmans

Diana and Harold Bowman of Hancock celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with the gift of a wedding and reception, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Cacapon State Park, Berkeley Springs, W.Va., presented by Mrs. Bowman's parents, Max and Leona Crosen. The Rev. Wayne Frum of Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs officiated.

The Bowmans' sons, James T. Bowman Sr. and Paul A. Bowman Sr., and three grandchildren, were among family members in the wedding party.

The Bowmans were married Oct. 8, 1977, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Berkeley Springs by the Rev. Raymond Riddleburger of Hancock Presbyterian Church.

The Raubers

Ray and Marie Rauber of Wichita, Kan., formerly of Hagerstown, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002.

They were married in 1942 in Frederick, Md., by the Rev. Benjamin W. Meeks, pastor of Calvary Methodist Church.

Mrs. Rauber is the former H. Marie Hoch of Hagerstown. She is owner and operator of "Out of the Trunk." Before that she was employed by People's Drug Store in Hagerstown and was a medical assistant for several doctors in the Wichita area.

Mr. Rauber was employed by Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown prior to entering the service in 1942. He retired in 1981 from Wichita White Truck Co., where he was employed as a sheet metal worker and truck repairman for 37 years.

The Raubers have one son, Ronald R. Rauber, two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, all of Wichita.

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