Mary and Hobart Houck of Central Point celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary June 5 with a private dinner, hosted by their children, Jerri Lea Henry of Eureka, Calif., Katherine Duncan of Ventura, Calif., Nancy Ann May of Central Point, Tanya Bender of Central Point and Bart Houck of Central Point.

Hobart Houck married Mary Walker on June 5, 1943, in Indianapolis.

Mary and Hobart were both born in Ventura, Calif., where they met. They were married while Hobart was serving as an airman cadet in the U.S. Air Force.

In the Air Force, Hobart piloted B-17s, B-25s, B-26s, and P-50s. After his military service ended, they both worked for the County of Ventura in California, Hobart in public works and Mary as a nurse.

In addition to their children, the Houcks have 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

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