50 Golden Years of Marriage at Tahoe
TAHE CITY and#8212; On July 3, John and Jean Sproehnle celebrated their Golden 50th wedding anniversary and 50 years of living in Tahoe City and Squaw Valley.
Originally from Chicago, they met at Squaw Valley Inn (now PlumpJacks.) The summer after the 1960 Olympics, they married in Carmel and moved to Pineland. In 1964, they moved to Squaw Valley and opened The Hearthstone in Tahoe City with Pete and Vicky Johnson. By 1965, they had three children (Christine, Lisa and Rob) and a booming rib house. The Hearthstone survived many decades of live rock-n-roll, disco, big chain restaurants, salad bars, one big fire and change of partnerships into present day Rosie’s Cafe. When John wasnand#8217;t hauling Jeeps full of ski racers all over the West, he was advocating for downtown sidewalks and parking, sailing and#8220;Abfarht 44and#8221; on Tahoe and perfecting his powder days yodel. Jean was one of the original and#8220;Tahoe Squaws,and#8221; founding mothers of the annual ski swap, an early advocate for bikepath connecting SV to TC, an avid tennis player, XC skier and racer mom extraordinaire, she earned her true name badge and#8220;Nurse Jeanand#8221; with Truckee Tahoe Medical Group for 27 years. Today they are active grandparents of four, ambassadors to the sport of pickleball, Senior Olympic Games medalists and still an incredible couple. Congratulations Jean and John, your family and friends all wish you both a Happy 50th!