70th: Robert ‘Bob’ and Louise McDonald

Robert “Bob” and Louise McDonald

Robert “Bob” and Louise McDonald of Belpre will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary April 12.

Their children, Robert and Janet, invite friends and relatives to a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in the multi-purpose room of Belpre Church of Christ, 2932 Washington Blvd.

Evangelist Fred Dennis married the couple April 12, 1947 in Cairo, W.Va. They have spent most of their married life in Belpre.

Mrs. McDonald is the daughter of P.B. and Florida Lott. She spent her married years as a homemaker and retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1993 with 25 years of service as the P.B.X. operator/supervisor.

McDonald is the son of the late Dennis and Laura McDonald of Vienna, W.Va. He served in the Navy during World War II. He spent 41 years as the owner/operator of Bob’s Barber Shop in Belpre. He also served three terms as a city council representative and is a member of American Legion Post 495 and Masonic Lodge 609.

They both served as Scout leaders, P.T.A. officers, and band boosters for Belpre. They have spent many years working with the Churches of Christ in Washington County.

They are the parents of Robert of Nelsonville and Janet Chambers of Albuquerque. They have two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.