Announcements & Celebrations

Michael and Carole (Leiser) Benson

Mike and Carole were married on March 18, 1962 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Anchorage, Alaska, where they have resided for 41 years. The reception was held at First American Baptist Church on St. Patrick's Day and hosted by their four sons, Michael (wife Deborah - Fairbanks), Jan (Richland), Brian (wife Patti) and Bruce (Anchorage) and attended by their 4 grandchildren, Michael (Fairbanks), Robin (Montana), Brian and Sierra (Anchorage), 2 great granddaughters (Montana), Lily and Cara, Mike's brother (Bellingham), sister and her husband (Port Orchard).Mike and Carole are retired and enjoy UAA basketball, the Anchorage Symphony and many other things. Mike is an AKC dog judge and has judged in England and many states. Carole is active in BSF. They plan to attend the 50th Bellingham High School reunion this summer.