Spencer - 50th Anniversary


Dave and Meredith Spencer

BRIDGEPORT - Dave and Meredith Spencer of Bridgeport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an Open House at 1530 Douglas Ave., in Bridgeport on Saturday, June 10, 1-4 p.m.  Hosted by friends and neighbors.
Parents of the couple are Ronald and Alice Spencer, of Brockton, Mass.; and Walter and Ruth Horning, of Boise, Idaho.
They were married June 10, 1967 by Rev. James Pullin, in Boise, Idaho; and honeymooned across Canada and attended Expo '67, on their way to Athens, Georgia.
Matron of Honor was Stella Besherse and Best Man: wasStanley Nunn.
They have lived in Athens, Georgia, Bremerton, Wash. and Bridgeport, Wash.
He was a Navy Supply Officer and served aboard the USS Sacramento in Bremerton; a high school science and math teacher; and owned owned a greenhouse business, growing orchids. She taught elementary school for 28 years.
In 1970 they moved to Bridgeport, as both had teaching jobs in Mansfield. He taught high school science and math;  and she taught 5th and 6th grade, and became the school librarian.  In 1976 she took a teaching job in Brewster.  She  finished her last 17 years there, retiring in 1995.
He stopped teaching and they opened their own greenhouse business in 1978, specializing in orchids and  became an American Orchid Society judge and they traveled to many orchid shows in the Pacific Northwest, retiring from the orchid business in 2004.
Both were active golfers at Lake Woods Golf Course, as well as being officers, running the club house and couples tournaments. He helped design and construct some of the new holes.  Both like gardening and  camping and she is an avid  birder.

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