The Ferdinand couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary and Marvin’s 80th birthday with an open house beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of their son and daughter-in-law.

Marvin was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Lewiston to Amanda and Dudley Jackson. He grew up on Webb Ridge, graduated from Lapwai High School in 1958, and started logging for Oscar Carpenter Logging.

Marvin Jackson and Janice Birkeland were married June 2, 1959, in Coeur d’Alene, and the couple made their home in Ferdinand.

In 1973, Marvin began logging with his father, and later his brother. He then owned and operated Jackson Logging the rest of his working career, and Janice was the secretary for the business. Their son went to work for the company, and they logged together for more than 30 years.

In addition, the couple have run cattle all their married lives. Marvin has always had a love for cattle and gentle soul in raising them.

Both share a love of gardening, and Janice is a homemaker and seamstress. She also spent 40 years working elections.

They have two daughters, Karma and Peggy; one son, Jeff; eight grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. They have three more great-grandchildren on the way.

The reception will be at 171 Jackson Hole Road in Ferdinand.

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