Mastains mark 60 years

In honor of her grandparents, Dick and Mary Mastain, Josselyn Ivanov presented a vocal recital at the First Methodist Church in Ashland for their 60th wedding anniversary. Her accompanist was Jennifer Schloming. Over 100 local friends attended the recital and a reception at Wesley Hall afterwards.

Dick and Mary's family came for the weekend , holding three family parties for them. Daughters, Carey and Juli Mastain, son-in-law, Liviu Ivanov, and granddaughter, Jossie, had the first party at the Community Center. The next night their son, Rick, daughter-in-law, Annie, and grandchildren, Courtenay and Hank, hosted another party at the family's cottage at 70 Granite St. Their third daughter, Mardi Mastain, and Robin Donaldson had the last party at their home at 114 Granite St. Each celebration was unique, and enjoyed by all 12 family members.

The couple also recently celebrated their anniversary with their church family. A decorated cake was served following the service.

Dick Mastain and Mary Lou Steele were married Aug. 28, 1949, in Whittier, Calif., shortly after they graduated from Whittier College. Dick Mastain earned a master's degree in 1954 from Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, Calif., and an Ed.D from the University of Southern California. Mary Mastain earned a master's degree from the University of California at Sacramento in 1980. The couple worked a combined 65 years as teachers and education administrators in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and two years in the Peace Corps in Nigeria.

Dick and Mary moved to Ashland in the early 1990s. Dick Mastain enjoys playing tennis and bridge, the fourth Wednesday book club, the Galimaufry group, and, along with his wife, is an active member in the First Methodist Church. Mary Mastain volunteers at the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, belongs to P.E.O. and the Fortnightly Study Club. She also leads walks in Lithia Park for the Ashland Parks and Recreation Department.

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