Terrills Mark 53 Years

Charles W. and Helge B. Terrill

Charles W. and Helge B. Terrill of Wheeling celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Monday.

They were united in marriage under German law on June 11, 1965, in Nellingen, Germany, officiated by the city mayor, and under U.S. law on June 26, 1965, officiated by a U.S. Army chaplain.

Helge Terrill was born in Lampertheim, Germany, daughter of the late Ludwig and Katharine Lupp. She is retired from the U.S. Army, Air Force Exchange Services. She became an American citizen in 1977.

Charles Terrill was born in Dallas, West Virginia, and is the son of Betty B. Boyd and the late Russell E. Terrill. He is a graduate of Columbia College, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962 and served three tours in Vietnam. He retired in June 1990 as a command sergeant major with 28 1/2 years of service. After retirement, he worked as a processor for West Virginia Division of Veterans Affairs until 2007.