Mary and Merle Johnson of Bennington,Vt., celebrated their 60th anniversary on October 30, 2010, with a dinner at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla. The celebration was organized by their granddaughter, Catie. They are the parents of Deborah J. Cutler of Bennington, Stephanie J. Cheevers of Oakland, Maine, and Leslie J. Gildersleeve of Hillsborough, N.C. They also have seven grandchildren: Matt and Michael Cutler; Catie, Jenny, Alison and CJ Cheevers; and Danlee Gildersleeve; and two great- grandsons, Jack and Logan Cutler.
Johnson and the former Mary Horan were married Oct. 28, 1950, in Jamestown, N.Y., in the rectory of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Several family members remain in the Jamestown area including Thelma Milton and Norma Ortendahl, sisters of Merle Johnson.
MR. AND MRS. MERLE JOHNSON