BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. Michael Downey, of Bluffton, will celebrate 40 years of marriage Oct. 15, 2012. A trip to The Grand Hotel for “Somewhere In Time Weekend” is planned for Oct. 26th through Oct. 28th in Mackinac Island, Mich.
Downey and the former Terry Lynn Chidester were married oct. 15, 1972, at First Presbyterian Church, in Monroe, Mich., by the Rev. Pau Markman.
They are the parents of three sons, Michael (Heather) Downey, II, of Lima, Christian Michael Downey, of Bluffton and Nicholas Roger Downey, of Hunter Air Field, in Savannah, Ga. They have two grandchildren.
Downey retired as pastor of Beaverdam Church of Christ after 27 and a half years of service, and also retired from the Ohio Dept. of Transportation. His wife is employed by Zion Lutheran Church Childcare.
Terry and Michael Downey