Freda and Glen Wall of Pleasanton anticipate celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary later this month.
Glen Lowell Wall was born June 3, 1917, and moved to California with his parents and four siblings when he was about 13. Freda Rose Brandenburger was born July 10, 1918, and came to California with her parents and four siblings when she was about 7. The couple met in high school in Southern California and, after a brief courtship, were married in a small chapel in Santa Ana on Aug. 27, 1937. Eleven months later they had their only child, Joyce Wall Schilling; today they have two granddaughters, five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
During World War II, Glen served as an Army mechanic and after the war opened a custom car lot in Bellflower. Years later he moved north and worked for Air Factors Lok Technologies in Pleasanton from 1981 until 2003.
Freda worked in an avocado plant and grocery deli for many years. After moving to Pleasanton she volunteered with Hope Hospice in its thrift store and helped care for her great-grandchildren. Until recently she frequented the Pleasanton Senior Center for social events and exercise classes. The couple has a brick with their names inscribed on it outside of the Museum on Main.
The family is holding an anniversary celebration at the Wall house Aug. 25.
Judith and Raymond Brandon
Judith Lynn (Spencer) and Raymond Earl Brandon of Livermore are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 12, 1962, and honeymooned in Seattle. Judith is a retired second-grade teacher at Fairlands Elementary, and Raymond founded Valley Plumbing Home Center in Pleasanton.
The couple has three children and eight grandchildren, living in Pleasanton, Livermore, Napa and Portland, Ore.