Courtney & Sharon Salmonson - 50th Courtney and Sharon Salmonson of Lynden are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Family and friends are invited to a no-gift open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at the home of their daughter, 1062 E. Kelly Rd, Bellingham. They will also be celebrating with a family vacation to Yellowstone. The couple was married on May 28, 1964, at First Reformed Church in Lynden. Courtney has been a general contractor for 40 years, and Sharon has worked at Lynden Middle School for 35 years. Their children are Jodi and Duane Zander of Bellingham, Leif and Cindy Salmonson of Blaine, and Shauna and Brandon Thomas of Lynden. They have four grandchildren: Kent, Ella, Lane, and Kasi.