The Ferdinand couple will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at 1 p.m. next Sunday at their home.
Dennis (Jug) Thomason and Gloria Birkeland were married Feb. 2, 1959, in Moscow.
He is a field agronomist who co-owned and operated Thomason Chemical in Craigmont from 1962 to 1987, and later retired from Primeland in Grangeville. He also spent 40 years as a high school basketball referee.
She is a homemaker, and has the greenest of green thumbs, as she enjoys spending time in her beautiful flower garden.
They have two daughters and one son, who will be hosts for the party. They also have eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs to the celebration at 350 Birkeland Road.