Mr. and Mrs. Harold Patterson, who were united in marriage on Aug. 1, 1956, celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Harold was born and raised in Pine. Marilyn was born and raised in Mesa and Tempe.
The two met in 1953 while Marilyn was attending girls' camp at the Natural Bridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Patterson have five children: Douglas of Young, Laurie of Wickenburg, Sheri of Pine, Melinda of Mesa, and Cynthia of Higley. They have been blessed with eleven grandchildren: Lona, Edwin, Harold, Clayton, Collin, Bradley, Tyler, Kylee, Connor, MacKenzee, Michael and four great-grandchildren: Kendra, Kaili, Kennedy and Ammon.