Colusa Couple Celebrates 50th Anniversary

50th ResizedJerry and Irmalee Schumacher, Colusa residents, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a bar-b-q in the park on Saturday, June 15th. She is the former, Irmalee Wiggins.

Jerry graduated from Hayward High School in 1958. Irmalee graduated from El Monte High School in Southern California in 1959. They met while students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. They were married at the Mission San Luis Obispo on June 16, 1963. The first year of their married lives was spent working on a Dude Ranch northeast of Missoula, Montana.

The couple moved to Colusa in 1966. Jerry worked for Pirelli Cable for twenty-eight years before purchasing Classic Meats in Yuba City with their son, Tim. After closing the business, Jerry has worked as a seasonal guard at Olam Tomato Processing Plant in Williams.

Irmalee worked at Bank of America in Colusa while teaching at Colusa Preschool for five years. She was the Operations Officer for Feather River State Bank when the Colusa Branch was opened. She gave up banking entirely to pursue her dream of teaching young children. She taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade at Williams Elementary for sixteen years before retiring.

Since retirement, Jerry & Irmalee spend their time with grandchildren, gardening, vacationing at Fort Bragg, and traveling in their RV.

They have three children: Lisa Schumacher of Ashland, OR; Tim Schumacher of Tulelake, CA; Sabrina Schumacher of Colusa; and five grandchildren: Ciera and McKay Green, Jaycee Schumacher Ash, Will and Grace Schumacher..

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