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Merle and Wanda Hansen celebrate 65th-wedding anniversary

By: Pastor John A. Haggerty
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Merle and Wanda Hansen from Lincoln Hills celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last Friday.  

They met in the early summer of 1949 at a dance in Vallejo and married on June 3, 1951 on Mare Island with family and friends present.

Merle was stationed at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard on shore duty and Wanda worked at Benicia Arsenal.

They have a daughter, Candice, and a son, Ron.

Merle retired from the Navy in 1966 and from his California state job in 1991. Wanda retired from her job with the VA Hospital in 1993.

“All told, we have had a wonderful life together,” Wanda has consistently said.