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Anniversary

November 25, 2006

The Beckners

Dr. and Mrs. Bill Beckner celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Aug. 28, 2006, at a luncheon hosted by their eldest daughter, Dr. Beth Beckner-Mills and her husband, Doug Mills, of Falling Waters, W.Va.

Wanda and Bill Beckner were greeted on arrival by three more of their children and spouses, Dr. Bill Beckner Jr. and Dr. Suzanne Krepp Beckner of Rockville, Md.; Dr. Jane Mauk of Winchester, Va.; and Richard Beckner of Clear Brook, Va. A third daughter, Marsha Yarbrough of Fremont, Calif., was unable to attend. Several relatives and friends surprised the Beckners at the celebration.

In addition to sharing memories and photos, the Beckners' eldest son, Bill Jr., read an essay titled "The First 60 Years of Marriage."

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Dr. Beckner practiced ophthalmology in Hagers-town for more than 30 years before retiring with his wife to Clear Brook, Va.

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