HANNAWA FALLS -- Mr. and Mrs. Roger C. Scovil celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary with a party at their camp river lot on July 1, on Hannawa Flow, given by their two granddaughters and husbands, and their son and daughter-in-law.
Over sixty friends and relatives attended, some from Indiana.Mr. Scovil, son of the late Harry and Amber Scovil, and Leota Young, daughter of the late Frank and Addie Young, were married June 29, 1957, at the Colton Methodist Church with Rev. Seldon H. Ward officiating.
Honor attendants were Gail Young Carriere, sister of the bride, and Dale Fisher, friend of the groom.
Mrs. Scovil is a retired school bus driver from Colton-Pierrepont Central School. She, along with her brother, Alton L., of Florida, were the first class to graduate from the new school in 1950.
At the age of 15, Leota attained her working papers and filled in for the summer at the Potsdam Hospital for a great aunt who needed an operation. She was also employed at the General Electric Plant at Electronics Park, Syracuse, and was employed at the New York Telephone Company in Potsdam. In 1973 - 1988, she was a school bus driver for Colton-Pierrepont Central School. In 1988 - 1992, she was employed at Jackie's Day Care Center.
She enjoys cooking sewing, reading, embroidery, and oil painting.
Mr. Scovil worked at the Seaway driving euclid from 1957 - 1958. He was working at Barnhart Island when the water was let into the dams. He also worked for Fisher & Rexford as a laborer on and off. He then drove belly dump for Putnam, working on a state road job at Hammond from 1960 - 1962.
In 1962, Roger was hired at the GM Plant in Massena. He was in production for thirteen years, and then as a tool and die maker until his retirement in 1992, a total of thirty years. His last four years were at the Bedford Plant in Indiana.
Roger served a 4-year apprenticeship training for a tool and die maker and received a high school equivalency diploma in 1966.
Roger also served on the Colton school board from 1973 - 1979.
They both enjoy hunting, their pontoon boat at their river camp, riding their new side by side, and snowmobiling.
Mr. and Mrs. Scovil have 1 son, 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. A son, Jamie, died in 1974 at the age of 15. Son, Jeremy, died in 2008.