Carolyn and Duane Bordell

Carolyn and Duane Bordell

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Bordell of 501 Ruskin Drive, Altoona, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the American Queen Paddlewheeler in September on the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis, Tenn.

They were married Oct. 6, 1962, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona, by Pastor Jerome V. Guss.

Mrs. Bordell is the former Carolyn Moser.

The couple have one son, Eric Alan, who died Dec. 7, 2005.

Mr. Bordell serves as a travel coordinator for Raystown Transit Service. He is also employed at the Altoona Curve and Stevens Mortuary, Altoona. He also serves as a tour escort for group travel for Heritage Travel, Altoona.

He is a member of the Penn State Nittany Lion Club and the Jaffa Shrine.

Mrs. Bordell retired as a registered nurse from Altoona Regional Health System, where she served as nurse manager for the same-day surgery center. She volunteers in the food bank program at Simpson-Temple United Parish, Altoona.

Both are members of Simpson-Temple United Parish.