Ned and Carol Boss celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Ned and Carol Boss during their 50th anniversary celebration

Ned and Carol Boss of Mount Shasta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28, 2008, at a garden party hosted by their children, Rhonda and Mike Monaghan, Pam and Mark Barnum, Cheryl and Dennis Pigoni, Don and Rosa Boss, and mother, Mary Minoletti. The celebration was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Pigoni in Mount Shasta.

Attending the event were 70 guests consisting of family and friends from Nevada, Montana, Kansas, Oregon, Nebraska, Arizona, and northern and southern California. All enjoyed an afternoon of visiting and games with an evening dinner where guests were entertained with live guitar music by Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rose and son Casey of Mount Shasta.

The guest book table had a large bouquet of white roses with small photos on long, gold picks reflecting Ned and Carol’s wedding, family, and 50 years of memories. The guest table centerpieces consisted of wine bottles dressed in tuxedos and bridal veils with small, gold framed photos of Ned and Carol accented with white candles.

Many special speeches and toasts were made. A slide show of family and friends throughout the years of Ned and Carol’s life together was enjoyed, and copies were presented to Ned and Carol and family members. Later there was music for dancing.

They cut a three-tiered cake that was a replica of their actual wedding cake 50 years ago. It was cut with the family wedding knife and server from Carol’s parents’ 50th and 65th anniversary (Sylves and Mary Minoletti). The knife and server is used in family weddings and then engraved with the names and dates. After Carol and Ned cut the first piece, their granddaughters and great granddaughters finished cutting and served the cake. Carol was presented with an orchid corsage styled after the corsage she wore at their wedding reception 50 years ago.

Guests signed a glass plate in gold, and it was given to the couple. They also received a Boss family heirloom crystal plate with their names and wedding date engraved in gold.

Al and Donna Boss (Ned’s brother and wife) presented Carol with a gold medal and Ned with a trophy for their 50 years together.

Ned and Carol were married in Reno, Nevada, on February 1, 1958. They have lived in Mt. Shasta for the past 50 years. They have four children, Rhonda, Pam, Don, and Cheryl, 10 grandchildren, Eric, Heather, Elizabeth, Sean, Nelly, Suzette, Sarah, Michelle, Diana, and Angie, and 13 great grandchildren, Christian, Conner, Zander, Cheyenne, Gabriela, Braydn, Carmella, Kayla, Madison, Torrie, Anthony, Andrew and baby boy on the way.