The family and friends of Bob and Carol Vernay wish them congratulations on their 50th wedding anniversary. “They have accomplished so much together throughout the years, and continue to do so, with an inspirational love and commitment to each other,” they said.

Bob and Carol are the owners of Sweet Pines Alpacas, a “retirement project,” in Craigmont, Idaho. He, a mechanic for more than 50 years, sold his auto and RV repair shop a decade ago. He now has endless projects around the ranch to keep him busy. She retired from her successful career of 35 years as a laboratory systems manager with a major health care provider. She now keeps the alpaca business running smoothly, which includes supplying their ranch store with her beautiful woven, felted, and knitted creations. Their daughter, Brandy Henson and her husband, Chad (fish hatchery assistant manager), live in Riggins, Idaho. Their son, Bryan Vernay, serves his community as a deputy sheriff in Southern California.