50th wedding anniversary: Bill and Wilma Knies
Bill and Wilma Knies celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 14, 2009.
They were married on June 14, 1959 in Wheat Ridge.
They have three children – Kara Roberts, Rich Knies, David Knies – and six grandchildren.
They owned and operated Brownhurst Cottages in Grand Lake from 1976 to 2000 and owned and operated the Grand Lake T-shirt Company, the Winter Park T-shirt Company and Power Mountain Sportswear. Wilma was a member of the Juniper Club and enjoyed playing bridge.
In addition to the businesses in Grand County, Bill continued to serve as principal in the Prospect Valley Schools in Weld County for 36 years. He often played the organ at Trinity Church in the Pines.
Bill and Wilma are Colorado natives. Bill was raised in Greeley, while Wilma was raised in Wheat Ridge. Both attended the University of Northern Colorado. Bill received his Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
They began their married life on the plains of Colorado in Keenesburg, but the draw of the high country soon brought them to Grand Lake in 1976. All three children graduated from Middle Park High School in Granby. Although they no longer reside in Grand Lake, they have fond memories of the tranquil and beautiful town.
An anniversary party will be hosted by their children on June 21 from 1 to 5 p.m., 4280 Upham Street, Wheat Ridge.
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