Richard and Margene Yakaitis of Payson, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 26. They were married in 1951 in St. Joseph, Mo. Mr. Yakaitis is retired from the U.S. Air Force. Mrs. Yakaitis is a retired receptionist and volunteers at the Time Out Thrift Store. The couple have five children, Paul Yakaitis of Mesa, Melissa Chesley of Greenwood, Neb., Catherine Yakaitis of Mesa, Linda Russell of Williams and Randy Yakaitis of Ahwatukee; and seven grandchildren.