Richard and Marilyn Ippolito celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 25, at a party at the Sunspree Resort in Scottsdale, hosted by their nine children.
They met in Phoenix, Marilyn's home town, while Richard was stationed at Williams Field in the Air Force.
After living in the Valley until 1998, they moved to Payson.
Their son William (Robin) lives in Pine. Sons Tony (Marilyn), Christopher (Teresa), Nicholas (Jill), and daughter Rena Baldenegro (Mark) live in the Valley. Son Richard lives in Reno, Nevada; son Joseph (Lisa) lives in Fremont, Calif.; daughter Lori Knutson lives in Las Vegas; and daughter Jean lives in Hilo, Hawaii.
Richard and Marilyn have nine grandchildren.