Goggia couple celebrate 50 years together

Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2001

Kenai residents Ed and Margaret Goggia will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 5.

As children, their families lived in several towns of northern California together. After dating as teen-agers, they were married while Ed was on furlough from the U.S. Army on Aug. 15, 1951, in Reno, Nev.

In 1976, they moved to Alaska where Ed began working in the Alaska oil boom, while Margaret was busy raising the last of their seven children.

The couple divides their time between their commitment to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spending time with their grandchildren and many extended family members, as well as managing the senior housing at Vintage Pointe Manor.

At one time or another, all seven children have lived on the peninsula with Ed and Margaret, as well as the majority of their 26 grandchildren and all seven great-grandchildren.

The couple will be joined by their children, family members and friends at the senior center.

Forms for engagements and weddings are available at the Clarion's Kenai and Soldotna offices. Color or black and white pictures also may be submitted. Photos with an address written on the back will be returned.

Weddings must be submitted within six months to be printed.

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