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Howard and Colleen Moen Anniversary

by: contributed photo, Howard and Colleen Moen

Howard and Colleen Moen celebrated their 50th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 24, by taking a family vacation to Hawaii.

Howard and Colleen met on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend.

They were married Nov. 24, 1956, in Gresham.

Colleen worked as a beauty operator at Sandra's Beauty Shop in Gresham, and Howard worked for his family business, Moen Machinery.

The couple began to take over the family business in the mid-1970s.

They have since retired and passed the family business to their son, Greg Moen.

Howard and Colleen spend their time between Gresham and Southern California, where they have another home.

They have two children, Greg Moen of Gresham and Cindy Luebbers of Boring; and four grandchildren.

They took their children and their spouses along with their grandchildren on vacation with them to Hawaii.