Wayne and Sheila Gregoire

Wayne and Sheila Gregoire celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.

They were married Sept. 4, 1965, by the Rev. G. Bland Brady at the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Clarksburg.

They met in chemistry class while students at Victory High School.

Both lived in Clarksburg with Mr. Gregoire growing up in Adamston, the son of the late Harold “Bud” and Mildred “Millie” Gregoire. Mrs. Gregoire is from North View, the daughter of Reatha Richards and the late Olen Richards. They are member of First United Methodist Church in Elkins.

They have two daughters, Carrie (Matthew) Driscoll of Jacksonville, Fla., and Heidi Ballato of Greenville, S.C. They also have five grandchildren, Chase and Paxton Driscoll and Elijah, Abram and Eva Grace Ballato.