John and Darla Kennedy

John and Darla Kennedy of Richland will celebrate 50 years of marriage Oct. 22 with their children at the historic Marcus Whitman Hotel in Walla Walla.

They were married Oct. 22, 1960, in Coeur d'Alene.

Darla worked for General Electric and Battelle Northwest, retiring in 1995.

John worked for General Electric and Boeing Computer Services, retiring in 1994.

They are members of the Clover Island Yacht Club, and they enjoy camping, boating and RVing.

They have two children, Wally (Jeni) Kennedy and Traci (Stephe) Chapman.

They have five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.