The Stoelts at their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.
Bob and Mary Stoelt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a party with family and friends.
The Stoelts, who were married in 1946 in Lake City, now reside in Kirkland.
Mr. Stoelt grew up in downtown Bothell. By a stroke of coincidence, in 1920, he worked at the Mitchell farm, which is now the Monte Villa Farmhouse, the site of the anniversary party hosted by the couple's daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Mike Johnson of Woodinville.
Mr. and Mrs. Stoelt, who have been retired since 1978, have three grandchildren, Kristin, Erik and Hillary.