Clipped From Statesman Journal
Merritt and Nellie Wirth AURORA Merritt and Nellie Wirth of Aurora celebrated their 50th anniversary June 28 with an open house at the North Marion Baptist Church. Hosts were their children and children's spouses: Ronald and Linda Wirth of Wilsonville and Bob and Edith Kacalek of Oregon City. Nellie E. Lowrie and H. Merritt Wirth were married June 28, 1936, in the Donald Community Church. He is a retired butcher and meat cutter, and she is a homemaker. He served as a city council member for eight years and as mayor for four years. Both have been active in church and missionary work. The family includes five grandchildren.