Dr. and Mrs. R.L. McClanahan of Salem celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 7, 2012. Bob is a retired colonel in the US Army Reserves and Salem dentist. He is currently on staff with Virginia Western Community College in the Dental Hygiene School.
Gerry is a volunteer at the Salem Roanoke County Food Pantry, an active member of the Salem Garden Club and answers the phone at Evans House Episcopal Diocese once a week. Both Bob and Gerry are active members of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem.
The couple has three children and eight grandchildren: daughter Beth Ledwith and husband Kevin with sons Andrew and Brian; son Rob McClanahan and his sons Casey and Will and daughter Sarah; daughter Meg Robertson and her husband Tom with sons Michael, Alex and Issac.
The couple celebrated on a Bermuda cruise in June given to them by their children.