Gordon & Dorothy Benner 60th Anniversary An open house cake reception will be held Sunday, August 3 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Birchwood Presbyterian Church (400 Meadowbrook Court - Cordata area), to honor the 60th wedding anniversary of Gordon and Dorothy Benner. The Benners were married on July 31, 1954 in Bellingham and have resided in the same house since that day. They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Gordon is retired from the Bellingham Police Department, U.S. Navy and Whatcom County District Adult Probation. Dorothy is a retired church secretary from B.P.C. They attribute their successful marriage to their faith in God and enjoying time together with family and friends.