Northwest NEWS

June 29, 1998

Valley Special

Charles and Doree Willis celebrate 50 years

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   After meeting at Purdue University, Charles Willis and Doree Kernkamp were married in Chicago, Illinois on June 19, 1948.
  
   Over the years, Chuck worked in various positions for Consumer's Power Company in Michigan.
  
   They raised four children in Michigan and in July 1984 retired to Washington and built a home on Lake Marcel.
  
   They attend Duvall Evangelical Methodist Church and Chuck is active in the Lake Marcel Community Club.
  
   They both are involved in wood craft and painting and keep busy supplying local stores with their handywork. Chuck, 73, and Doree, 71, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a three-day trip to Whistler in British Columbia.
  
   Besides their four children, of which two live on the Eastside, one in California and the other in Colorado, they also enjoy their seven grandchildren.