Friends and family of Ann and Jim Severson will gather in Steamboat Springs on July 31 to celebrate the couple's 50th wedding anniversary.
Ann Zappa and James Severson were married July 31, 1955, at the Fort Carson Chapel in Colorado Springs.
The groom was serving with the Army's Mountain and Cold Weather Training Command "ski troops" at Fort Carson at the time.
Jim Severson's career in human resources with Uniroyal took the couple and their family all over the United States. He worked in human relations for Colowyo Coal in Meeker beginning in 1979.
Ann has worked in gourmet kitchen shops and women's clothing stores here.
Jim Severson has a long association with ski jumping.
The Severson's children are: Keith Severson of Carmel Valley, Calif.; Kent Severson of Boston, Mass.; Keely Severson of Steamboat; Kim Severson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Kris Severson of Park City, Utah.