Rose and Merrill Troxell

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Troxell of Altoona celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 30 with a surprise party at Highland Park, Altoona.

The couple were married Aug. 3, 1957, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata, by the Rev. Father Francis McNelis.

Mrs. Troxell is the former Rose A. Mayernick.

The couple have three children: Ron of Tyrone, Karen Troxell Lenning of Altoona and Cynthia Johnson and husband, Ray, of Columbia, Md.

They also have seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Troxell is retired from PPG Industries, Tipton.

Mrs. Troxell is retired from Gable’s Department Store, Altoona.

Both are members of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.