Thomas’ 50th anniversary

John and Kathy Thomas of Gallipolis will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 20. They were married on August 20, 1967 at Grace United Methodist Church in Gallipolis and are the parents of two children, Jason C. Thomas of Gallipolis, and Kristi Charbonneau of Windsor, Colo. They have five grandchildren; Kaden Thomas, Reece Thomas, both from Gallipolis and Karleigh Charbonneau, Levi Charbonneau, and Olivia Charbonneau who live in Colorado.

John and Kathy are both graduates of Marshall University and Ohio University, respectfully. Kathy worked as an RN and in management at Holzer Hospital for 30 years, retiring in 2008. John served four years in the U.S. Air Force from 1967 until 1971 and worked as the Operations Manager for GKN. He is currently the director of the Gallia County Veterans Service Office. John and Kathy will be celebrating their anniversary with family and friends.

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John and Kathy Thomas and Kathy Thomas Courtesy