Crawford 50th anniversary
Dennis and Bonnie Crawford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 14, 2017. Their daughters and son-in-law hosted a celebration of their anniversary at Sommeliers in Helena. They were married in 1967 at the Methodist Church in St. Ignatius, Montana. Bonnie and Dennis have been blessed with two daughters and two granddaughters. Their oldest daughter Sharla lives in Helena and is a teacher for the Helena Public School System and her partner Chelsia Rice works for the American Cancer Society. Their younger daughter Tara Lind lives in Missoula with her husband Jordan, CEO of Clearas Water Recovery, and their two daughters, Emery (9) and Mayer (4).
Dennis and Bonnie started dating as sophomores in St. Ignatius and have been together since. Shortly after their marriage, Dennis enlisted in the Air Force, which took them to Tucson, Arizona, and Anchorage, Alaska. After military life, Dennis attended the University of Montana and received a degree in business administration. Bonnie worked at the Federal Land Bank/Production Credit Association while Dennis attended the university. They have lived in Helena since 1975. During his business career, Dennis worked for the Legislative Auditor, Mental Health Center and Rocky Mountain Development Council. Bonnie started her career in Helena with the Office of Public Instruction and then became a realtor in 1981. Later on, Bonnie became a Broker and was in ownership. Dennis became a realtor and joined Bonnie as one of Helena’s first husband and wife teams.