Northwest NEWS

September 16, 2002

Local News

Gollofons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary with family, friends

This summer marked the 50th wedding anniversary of Art and Jackie Gollofon, who have lived in Woodinville almost all of their married years. After graduating from the University of Washington together in 1952.
   Art and Jackie were married in Ballard, and when Art's stint as a naval supply officer ended, the couple decided to move to "the country." In 1957 they bought a house in Cottage Brook, Woodinville's only housing development at the time, across the street from Cottage Lake Elementary School.
   Jackie taught first and second grade at Cottage Lake Elementary and Wellington Elementary, and she and Art organized the successful Woodinville Junior Rodeos in the late 60s to raise funds for the Cottage Lake PTA. Art commuted to Boeing in Renton, and his career included on-flight delivery of the first 747 jumbo jet and negotiations with governments worldwide before he retired as a director of commercial airplane contracts.
   Art and Jackie live today on Hollywood Hill in the home they built in 1975. The Gollofon's anniversary was celebrated with friends and relatives at the Hollywood Schoolhouse party given by the couple's three children, Susan Meyers of Bothell, and Sandra Gollofon and Dr. A.J. Gollofon, both of Woodinville.