Sharon and John H. Och III of Moundsville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Aug. 3.
They were united in marriage Aug. 3, 1963 at Moundsville Baptist Church with the Rev. Raymond Yoho officiating the ceremony.
Sharon Och is the daughter of the late Margaret and Gilbert King. She is retired from Ohio County Schools.
Och is the son of the late Kathleen and John H. Och Jr. He is a retired from International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 132, and Och's Contracting. He is an active member of Masonic Lodge 8, AF&M.
They are both active members of the Order of Eastern Star.
They are the parents of three children. The family includes John and his wife, Shelly, of Glen Dale; Jeffrey and his wife, Dana, of Valley Grove and Jason and his wife, Teresa, of Wheeling. They have seven grandchildren.
They celebrated their anniversary with a surprise family dinner given by their children.