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Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Pickett, 50 years

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The Rev. and Mrs. Ronald Pickett, 313 Prospect St., observed their 50th wedding anniversary today. They will celebrate on June 22 at the Sandy Creek Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Pickett, son of the late Ray A. and Mildred L. Pickett, and Betty Lou Snyder, daughter of the late Arthur L. and Betty Snyder, were married on June 15, 1963, at Pilgrim Holiness Church, Lehighton, Pa., with the Rev. Kenneth Lynn officiating. Honor attendants were Beryle Carter, Syracuse, and Robert Pickett, Michigan, brother of the groom.

Mr. Pickett received a bachelor’s degree in theology from Eastern Pilgrim College, Allentown, Pa. He was an elementary teacher in New Jersey for 11 years and earned a master’s degree in education from Glassboro (N.J.) State College. Following his ordination in 1968, he was pastor of the Berlin (N.J.) Wesleyan Church for five years. He spent 15 years in Brazil with his family, where they were involved in starting churches and Bible-school teaching. Upon their return to the states, Mr. Pickett was pastor of Emmanuel Wesleyan Church, Baltimore, Md., for 13 years. He has been pastor of Grace Wesleyan Church, Watertown, for 10 years. He enjoys “working with tools,” working on projects and is involved in a chess club.

Mrs. Pickett attended Jim Thorpe (Pa.) High School and Eastern Pilgrim College, Allentown. She worked at Walmarts in Maryland. Mrs. Pickett enjoys encouraging and helping others, listening to music and playing the accordion.

The couple has two sons, the Rev. James, Mozimbique, Africa, and Stephen, Lewisburg, Pa.; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rev. Brian Snyder, Lacona; and seven grandchildren.

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