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By Andi Bourne

Thompsons Celebrate 50 Years of Marriage


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Steve and Cheri Thompson knew each other less than a year when they were married June 25, 1966. Steve proposed five days after meeting Cheri but it wasn't for another four months that she said yes.

SEELEY LAKE - Steve and Cheri Thompson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 25. After knowing each other for only a few days, Steve proposed. The couple said the rest is history.

Steve was a senior at the University of Montana in September, 1965. Steve was in charge of freshman orientation that was held three days prior to the first day of classes at Camp Paxson. He was leading a staff meeting in the lobby of Turner Hall when he heard a pitter-patter in the room next door.

Cheri, a freshman from California, had arrived the day before orientation. She was the only resident in Turn...

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