Shirley and Charles Havey of Payson celebrate 50 years of marriage today (Sept. 27).
The couple became acquainted through his brother, Louis, and her sister, Barbara, who married a few years before them. Mr. Havey is a retired school teacher and a veteran of the Korean War. Mrs. Havey is a retired executive secretary from the Honeywell Corporation in Phoenix.
The couple have made their home in Payson for eight years and have three children, John of Prescott Valley, Brian of Payson and Emily Depugh of Payson.
Mr. and Mrs. Havey will be honored at a family gathering tonight at the home of their daughter. According to their son, Brian, his aunt and uncle, Barbara and Louis Havey, arranged to have a special golden anniversary greeting sent from the Clintons.