Richard and Beverly James (formerly Beverly Grapes), residents of Strawberry, Ariz., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 24 with a renewal of vows ceremony and reception at Creighton United Methodist Church, and a cruise to Alaska.
The James were married on Sept. 24, 1950 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They moved to Arizona in 1953.
The couple have three children, Brad James, of Ogden, Utah; Kevin James, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and David James of Phoenix, Ariz. They also have seven grandchildren. Richard James was a purchasing agent for Deero Paints and Chemical until his retirement in 1987. Beverly James was a secretary for Campbell Soup Company. She retired in 1988.
They met in high school.