FORT JACKSON Mr. and Mrs. Gaylord L. Collette, 710 Converse Road, will observe their 45th wedding anniversary Sunday.
Mr. Collette, son of Adelia Crump LaPatra, Woodgate, and the late Carl Collette, and Betsy Maxfield, daughter of the late Charles and Elsie White Maxfield, were married Nov. 18, 1967, at Holy Cross Church, Hopkinton. Honor attendants were Gene Taylor, Brasher Falls, and Patrica Snickles Taylor, Massena.
Mr. Collette attended schools in Fort Jackson and Brasher Falls. He was a milk hauler and logger. He retired after owning and operating a tractor-trailer and hauling for Walsh Trucking Service Inc., Massena. He is also retired from operating his family dairy farm. He enjoys tractors and tractor-pulling events and muscle cars. He also likes to visit historical sites and train museums, including having the chance to operate a train at the Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Fla., and meeting people.
Mrs. Collette attended St. Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls, and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Norwood. She worked at Alcoa and GM Powertrain in skilled trades, retiring in 1993. She holds a bachelors degree and is just shy of a masters degree in biblical studies. She enjoys time with family and friends and her dog, Jhada, Bible studies, photography, visiting historical sites and crafting.
The couple has a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Randy Rockhill, Madrid; three sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Michelle, Seminole, Fla., Gary and Lisa, Fort Covington, and Jeremy and Christina, Fort Jackson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.