Ronald and Cretta Ely will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They were united in marriage on Feb. 24, 1962, in Morenci, at the home of Cletus and Dorothy Davis.
The couple has three children, Kristy (and Ron) Witt of Cement City, Mich., Brenda (and Doug) Smelser of Dearborn, Mich., and Mike (and Karen) Ely of Morenci. They also have six grandchildren, Corey, Kylie and Austin Witt and Carmen, Jamie and Tara Ely.
Ronald and Cretta both retired from Sauder Woodworking after 20 years of service, but they continue to operate the family farm.
The family is planning a celebration in the spring.