Gerald and Loretta Mosman of Walla Walla celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of their six children at the family home on April 30.

The couple met at choir practice at Holy Family Church in Clarkston. They wed Feb. 3, 1951, in Clarkston. Loretta's maiden name is Worms.

Gerald was a draftsman in Lewiston, Spokane and Missoula, Mont., before coming to Walla Walla in 1954. He practiced architecture in this area for 51 years, retiring in 2005 at age 79. He designed the amphitheater at Fort Walla Walla and Assumption Catholic Church. His past and present affiliations are with the American Institute of Architects, Elks Lodge, Noon Rotary Club, Walla Walla Catholic Schools Endowment Board, Assumption Church boards, Walla Walla Valley Pioneer & Historical Society and Knights of Columbus. He is a World War II Navy veteran. His past hobbies were photography, flying planes and attending his children's and grandchildren's sports activities.

Loretta worked for McMonigle Chevrolet in Lewiston, raised six children and later became Gerald's office manager. She also worked at St. Vincent de Paul and John's Wheatland Bakery. She retired in 2005. She was a member of the Assumption Church Women's group, a charter member of the Walla Walla Sweet Adelines and was involved with her children's school activities. Her hobbies are reading, sewing, traveling, watching sports and gardening.

The Mosmans have four daughters, Charlotte Vollet of Boise, Karen Heinzman of Walla Walla, and Margaret Webb and Eileen Anderson, both of Vancouver, Wash.; two sons, Robert Mosman of Spokane and Kenneth Mosman of Kirkland, Wash.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


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