Neers celebrate 50th anniversary

A trip to the 50th state in January was the fitting start to the Neer’s celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary, which culminated with an open house on Sunday, May 22.

James Eugene Neer and Joyce Lynne Marshall were married on that date to the day and hour in 1966 at the Methodist Church in Roseville, Calif., where they met seven months earlier. At the time of their marriage, Jamie had just completed boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Southern California. Lynne was working as a cosmetologist in Roseville and sold her Corvair to pay for their wedding. After a brief honeymoon on the Monterey Peninsula, Jamie received his orders for a duty station in Beaufort, S.C., which is where they made their first home before he was sent Vietnam.

The Neers have two married children and four grandchildren and have resided in Helena for the past 43 years, where they have owned and operated two separate businesses. Their adventures continue.