Frank and Quita Clifton

Former Tri-City residents Frank and Quita Clifton, now of Mt. Olive, N.C., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 31.

They were married Jan. 31, 1960, in Mt. Olive and lived in the Tri-Cities for 21 years.

Quita was an Avon Products district sales manager for 20 years before retiring in 2007.

Frank is a mechanical engineer and worked for Westinghouse Hanford before retiring in 1996. He also was scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop No. 200.

They were members of the Richland Newcomers, Richland Lutheran Church, Central United Protestant Church and Columbia Foursquare Church.

The couple's children are Tom Clifton of Wenatchee, Sean Clifton of Kennewick and Cheri Clifton of Mt. Olive. They have nine grandchildren.