70th: Dean and Lee Etta Mulch

The Clarkston couple will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception with family and friends from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Quality Inn, 700 Port Drive, Clarkston.

Dean Mulch and Lee Etta Manning were married May 4, 1949, at the Methodist Church in Fairbury, Neb.

They met at a dance in Hubbell, Neb., and “have been dancing ever since.”

Dean farmed and Lee taught school until Dean joined the U.S. Air Force, where he initially taught aircraft mechanics, and then worked in the Office of Special Investigation until his retirement from the Air Force after 21 years of service.

Dean, Lee and their three children, Darrell, Dale and Judy, moved often until they settled in Moscow, where Dean was employed by the Department of Defense, until health issues forced him to retire.

Lee worked at many jobs before the children were born. After the children started school, she began teaching again and continued her education. She received her undergraduate degree from Minot State College in Minot, N.D., and received her master’s degree from the University of Alabama.

Both belong to several social and fraternal organizations. They have traveled to many countries but now enjoy staying close to home and spending time with their three children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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