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By Times Wires
Published September 30, 2007


The Childresses

Don and Joyce Childress celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, with their daughter and son-in-law. They were married Aug. 31, 1957, in Manassas, Va., and came here in 1981 from Vienna, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Childress worked in real estate and owned Rainbow Academy Daycare Centers. They are members of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church and enjoy reading, golf, tennis and travel. They have one daughter.e_SClBThe Gunsaulluses

John and Olive Gunsaullus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August. They were married Aug. 10, 1957, at First Avenue Methodist Church, St. Petersburg.

Mrs. Gunsaullus is a St. Petersburg native and was a Pinellas County teacher for 18 years. She volunteers at All Children's Hospital and Florida Blood Services and is a member of LaSertoma.

Mr. Gunsaullus came here in 1925 from New Jersey. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 1969 and is a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of SPARKS model airplane club.

They have three children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.e_SClBThe Shoops

Charles and Sheila Shoop celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their daughter's home in Hickory, N.C. They were married Aug. 9, 1957, in Kabul, Afghanistan, and came here in 1989 from the Netherlands. They met in Hong Kong and have traveled and lived all over the world. Mrs. Shoop is a nurse and served in the British Royal Army. Mr. Shoop taught high school chemistry, physics and math for the Department of Defense Dependents' Overseas Schools. After retiring, he taught chemistry at St. Petersburg College. He is a Navy veteran of World War II. They are members of Faith Presbyterian Church, Seminole, and have three children and six grandchildren.

The Tanguays

Bob and Pegs Tanguay celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a Caribbean cruise with family and friends. They were married Aug. 31, 1957, in Willimantic, Conn., and came here in 1989 from Miami.

Mrs. Tanguay worked as a receptionist. Mr. Tanguay was an insurance consultant. They are professional musicians and perform as a duo in the Tampa Bay area. They are members of the American Legion and have four children, nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

[Last modified September 30, 2007, 01:32:21]

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