Lee and Sandra Carter celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 5, 2008.
They were married in Eugene, Oregon, where Lee had enlisted in the US Navy. They lived in various parts of the United States and the Philippines over the next 24 years of military service before Lee retired in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island.
Sandra spent much of her career working for the State of Washington. After retiring, they lived in Wenatchee, WA, and Vancouver, WA, before settling down in Ferndale to be close to family.
Their daughter Cindy (Selby) and husband Eric, along with son Lee, Jr. and wife Elaine and the grandchildren Kaitlyn and Lee III had a celebration dinner at the Olive Garden in Bellingham.