IRISH VALLEY - Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Clark, of Irish Valley, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2013, with their family at the Roth residence.

Carl, youngest son of the late Effie (Goodman) and Galen H. Clark, and Phyllis (Hockenbroch), a daughter of the late Pearl (Richie) and Melvin Hockenbroch, were married Jan. 1, 1948, during a snowstorm at Clark's Grove United Methodist Church in Irish Valley.

They lived in Irish Valley where Carl owned and operated Clark Packing Company for many years.

They are the parents of five children, Deborah and Lawrence Cooper, Cynthia and Gregory Gillespie, Sherri and the late Dave Shebelsky, Susan and Ray Roth, and Carl II and Suzanne (Semerod) Clark. They have 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.