The Wilsons celebrate 50th on family vacation



William E. and Deanna L. Wilson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently on a family trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The vacation was hosted by their children, Frederick Wilson and Susan (Kemper) Ansel, all of Hilliard; Rebecca Lanham of Lake Milton; and William (April) Wilson of Cuyahoga Falls. All eight of their grandchildren were also on the trip.

Mr. Wilson and the former Deanna James were married on July 28, 1967, at First Baptist Church of Youngstown. They are members of Zion Lutheran Church of Youngstown.

Mrs. Wilson began teaching fourth grade in 1962 with Youngstown City Schools and finished her teaching career at Akiva Academy in Youngstown. She retired in 2002.

Mr. Wilson retired in 2001 after 33 years as a coordinator at General Motors Lordstown. He also served in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967.

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