Helen and Samuel Lopez, of Pasco, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at the Richland Hampton Inn, in the Columbia Pointe Ballroom, at 3 p.m. Sept. 3.
They were married Sept. 2, 1961, at the El Sereno Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. They lived many years in Sunnyside and Yakima before moving to the Mid-Columbia in October 2009.
Helen worked in retail sales, retiring from JCPenney and Target in 2005. She also taught Sunday school and was a group leader in Missionettes.
Samuel owned and operated S & H Trucking, retiring in 2006. He has taught Sunday school and volunteered with the Royal Rangers.
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They attend Faith Assembly Christian Center in Pasco.
They have five children, Sam Lopez Jr. of Manson; Tim Lopez of San Antonio; Marcy Trevino of Yakima; Sarah Chilson of Pasco; and Josie Campbell of Yakima.
They have 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.