Harry and Julia Mathewson on their wedding day in 1946 (left) and in a recent photograph.
Julia and Harry Mathewson of Woodinville celebrated 50 years of marriage at a reception May 26 held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bothell. The now-retired couple were married May 28,1946 in California.
Out-of-town guests who came for the occasion included Mrs. Mathewson's sister, Agnes, and her family from Texas; Mr. Mathewson's brother, Ray, and his wife, Betty, from Florida; longtime Navy friends, Jan Barker from Maryland, Bill and Mary Lou Powers from California, and Father Bob Marshall, Mr. Mathewson's childhood friend from Oklahoma.
The celebration of the Mathewson's Golden Anniversary marked the first time the couple's three children, John, Mary, and Linda; their six grandchildren, Michael, James, J.W., David, Matt and Julia; and their one great-grandchild, Justin, have all been together at one time.