Ron and Deb Shoop

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Shoop of Hollidaysburg celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 29.

A surprise party was given in their honor by their children and attended by 90 family members.

They were married on July 29, 1968, in North Carolina. Mrs. Shoop is the former Deb Kehler of Hollidaysburg.

The couple have four children: Laura DeGol and her husband, Scott, of Altoona; Jodi Burch and her husband, Charlie, of Bellwood; Ronnie and his wife, Amy, of Hollidaysburg; and Krista Hollingsworth and her husband, Jesse, of Altoona.

They also have nine grandchildren: Katy, Jenna, Tori, Josh, Jake, Monica, Ronnie, Marissa and Jesse; and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Shoop served in the Air Force and is a Vietnam veteran.

The couple are members of Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg.

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