Milestone: Sequim couple celebrates 66th wedding anniversary

John and Bert (Albertha) McArthur celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Sept. 11, 2020.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:30am
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John and Bert (Albertha) McArthur celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Sept. 11, 2020.

They were married in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sept. 11, 1954.

In 1962, the couple went to the World’s Fair in Seattle and decided to retire in Western Washington.

When John retired in 1989 they moved to Sequim and have been in the same house on East Alder Street since.

Bert worked for about a decade at the Sequim Gazette as a proofreader, starting in 1989.

The McArthurs have three children — Joy Benson of Surprise, Ariz; Mark McArthur of Tampa, Fla., Scott McArthur of Sequim.

The couple has three grandchildren: Jessica Ochoa (Alex) of Goodyear, Ariz; Joseph Romero (Jennifer) of Gloucester, Va., and Dawson McArthur of Tampa, Fla. They also have three great-grandchildren: Triston, Briana and Ava Romero of Gloucester, Va.

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