Howard and Colleen Brown celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Feb. 17, with family and friends at a surprise party given for them by their children, Heath and Tina Brown of Peoria and Tracy and Robert Turner of Payson.
The party was held at Crossroads Foursquare Church on Cedar Lane in Payson.
Guests included their family, friends, church family and relatives from as far away as Las Vegas and Tucson.
Howard and Colleen met in Tucson in 1955. They were married Feb. 19, 1957. They have four children -- Tracy, Todd, Colin and Heath.
Howard is a retired RF engineer. Both Howard and Colleen enjoy jazz music. Howard plays jazz guitar and Colleen sings jazz.