Donkin: 70th wedding anniversary

Jim and Pauline (Waddell) Donkin of Boulder, Colo., formerly of Shadyside, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1. The couple was married in Pauline’s family home in St. Clairsville just before Jim left for the Pacific Theater of World War II, where he served in the Army Air Corps until 1945. Pauline’s father was Paul V. Waddell, an Ohio state senator and Belmont County prosecutor, and Pauline worked in his Court House office for some time.

Jim and Pauline moved to Boulder in 2007 to be closer to their daughter, Dianne Donkin Littlehales, her husband, Brad, and grandchildren, Grace and Tyler.

Jim recently celebrated his 95th birthday, and Pauline is 91.