As of Tuesday, July 12, 2016
COTTONWOOD JoAnn (Willenborg) and Eugene McHugh of Cottonwood celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 25, 2016. Both are lifelong residents of the Camas Prairie. They were married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cottonwood June 25, 1966, with Monsignor Verhoven officiating. Serving as bridesmaids were Barbara (Willenborg) Myers, Arlene Willenborg, and Judy Reed while John McHugh, Dale McHugh, Floyd Parks, Brian Olson, and Terry Willenborg served as groomsmen. The couple made their home in Grangeville for the first 16 years of marriage and then moved to JoAnn’s childhood home in Cottonwood.
The McHughs have been blessed with seven children: Susie Keating (Cottonwood), Ryan McHugh (Meridian), Cathleen McHugh (Boise), Tara Klapprich (Cottonwood), Morna Lustig (Cottonwood), John McHugh (Denver, Colo.), and Colleen Bennett (Greencreek). Their 21 grandchildren range in age from 22 years old to 6 months old. They have been further blessed with the care of JoAnn’s brother Tommy for 34 years.
They have had several celebrations during June with their children and grandchildren. These included dinner and a play in Boise and camping at Winchester State Park.