Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hillis recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their home in Charlotteville. Thirty-two friends and family members from Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York helped the couple celebrate.
Ralph and Mabel were married Sept. 14, 1947, in Oneonta. In 1949, they purchased the Willow Mill Stock Farm in Charlotteville and both made a career of farming until their retirement in 1990.
They are the parents of Patricia Smith and husband Bob, George Hillis and wife Linda, the late Linda Salvage and husband Chip (also deceased), Cathleen Overholtzer and husband Greg, and Douglas Hillis and wife Melanie. In addition, they have 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.