Joan and Bill Williams will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 16. The couple met in Phoenix and married Sept. 16, 1950. They lived and worked in the Phoenix area until 1989, when they moved to Pine.
Tragedy struck their early married life when they lost two infant children soon after birth. They decided to adopt a family, first an infant girl, Jan, and seven years later, a boy, Marty.
Bill started a successful refrigeration company in 1958 and operated the company until his retirement. Joan was employed by Food City for many years until she retired.