TRAVERSE CITY — Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. "Maurie" Allen of Traverse City observed their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. A celebration with immediate family will be hosted during the Christmas holidays in Sugarloaf Key, Fla.
Maurie Allen and Elizabeth Ross "Betsy" Engelman were married on Nov. 17, 1962, at the First Christian Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Rev. George Wascovich performed the ceremony.
Mr. Allen owns and operates the Captain's Quarters in Traverse City. Mrs. Allen retired from Traverse City Central High School. They have lived in the Grand Traverse area for 48 years.
The Allen children are Jason and Suzanne Allen of Traverse City, Lisa and Larry Godt of Gig Harbor, Wash., and Matt and Heidi Allen, also of Gig Harbor. The couple also have seven grandchildren.