Elmer Raydean and Marcella Jane Stoops Richmond of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Wheeling, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 16.
They were united in marriage Sept. 16, 1961 at Triadelphia United Methodist Church. They are 1957 graduates of Triadelphia High School.
Jane Richmond worked originally for Valley Camp Store 3 and then continued her retail career in Texas.
Richmond is a retired Air Force major. The Richmonds moved to Fort Worth in 1978 when he was assigned to Carswell Air Force Base for duty within the Air Force plant representative office at General Dynamics, Fort Worth division. He continued after his military retirement as department chair and professor of computer science at Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth.
They have been active members of Edge Park United Methodist Church and its choir for over 30 years.
They have two daughters. The family includes Kia Jane Richmond and her husband, David Neumann, of Marquette, Mich., and Heather Lynn Thomlinson and her husband, Kurt of Spring, Texas. They have two grandchildren.