Russ and Maxine Sutherland of Morenci will celebrate 50 years of marriage.
Russ Sutherland and Maxine West were united in marriage June 1, 1963, in Amarillo, Texas, where Russ was stationed in the Air Force.
The couple has lived in Morenci most of their married lives. Russ is a retired bricklayer who owned his own business, J&R Construction Co., for more than 25 years. He currently owns and trains horses. Maxine retired from the housekeeping department at Bixby Medical Center.
Russ and Maxine have three children, Ric Sutherland, Ronda (and Phil) McCaskey and Raquel (and Scott) Merillat. They also have seven grandchildren, Brianna (and Eric) Gillespie, Brooks Sutherland, Chanler and Harley McCaskey and Torin, Kiegan and Daelyn Merillat.