Donna Marie Dobner and William Dennis Hammond were married on March 27, 1967, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Small officiating. They celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 22 in Highland, California, with local family and friends. The event was hosted by their children Emily Miller of Monroe, Washington, and Ray Hammond of Carlsbad, California.
William was born Jan. 25, 1942, and graduated from Loyola High School in 1962. He worked for the Coca Cola company for 10 years; Meadow Gold Dairy for 20 years and retired in 2004 from Missoula County Public Schools. Donna was born Feb. 5, 1945, and graduated from Loyola High School in 1963. She graduated from St. Patrick School of Nursing in 1966 and worked as an RN for over 30 years, many of these years at St. Patrick Hospital. She retired in 2011 from St. Bernardine Hospital, San Bernardino, California. Along with their children, Emily and Ray, they have four grandchildren.