Richard and Betty Walden

Richard and Betty Walden of Elkins will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary May 23.

They were married May 23, 1952, in the First United Methodist Church at Welch. They had just completed their first year of teaching in McDowell County. They moved to Elkins in 1969 and continued their teaching in Randolph County, where they retired.

They are the parents of one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Barbara) Tyre of Elkins; and two grandsons, Richard Tyre of Orlando, Florida, and Matthew Tyre of Kissimmee, Florida.

Mr. Walden’s sister, Patty Rosencrance, Mrs. Walden’s sister, Barbara Benson, and nieces and nephews from North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia, along with their grandsons, traveled to Elkins for a family reunion to commemorate this special occasion.