Edward and Emma Acheson recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary during a dinner party with family and close friends.
The couple was married Jan. 16, 1954, in Wichita, Kan. Ed is retired after working as a machine tender at the Camas paper mill for 38 years, and he also spent time as a business owner and woodworker. Emma is a former nurse and local business owner, who also took part in the Portland-based Women’s Health Initiative — an effort that has brought attention to many important women’s health issues.
They are loving, kind and caring people. Ed can often be found outside tending to the couple’s five acres, and he spent many years working with the CAPE Enrichment Program to deliver quality products to the students of Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School and Canyon Creek Middle School. His birdhouses were always a hit with the students and the unique creations can now be found scattered throughout the Washougal area. Emma enjoys sewing, and is part of a network of local women who gather once a month to sew, craft and socialize.
Ed and Emma also enjoy spending time with family and friends, and attending their grandchildren’s school and sporting events. They have traveled internationally, and visited most of the United States. Their most recent trips include a visit to Disney World and an Alaskan cruise.
Ed and Emma have four children, Lonnie Acheson of Gladstone, Ore., Tammy Dinius of Washougal, Larry Acheson of Tigard, Ore., Jerry Acheson of Washougal; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.