PUBLISHED: 3:48 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
50th Anniversary

  Mr. and Mrs. Nelson
James and Ruth Nelson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson were married February 14, 1957, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Sitka. They moved to Juneau in April of 1957. The couple operated The Nugget Shop in Juneau from 1963-1973. Mr. Nelson worked for ABG Bus Lines for 35 years while Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker.

The couple has four children, Margaret Nelson and her husband, Brad Campbell, of Anchorage, Lucy Nelson and her husband, JohnWright, of Juneau, Jim Nelson and his wife, Anna, of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Ruth Nelson and her husband, Aaron Wright, of Juneau; five grandchildren, Angela, Holly, Nick, Parker and Taryn; and six "grandpuppies," Walker, Regan, Rose, James, Winnie and Roxie. Their children, spouses, grandchildren and extended family will be in town to celebrate the anniversary.

Please join family and friends at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, for a celebratory mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church followed by a reception from 2-5 p.m. in the Parish Hall.