Richard And Lou Ann Snyder celebrated their 50th anniversary on February 12. They were married on Feb. 12, 1963, in Parkersburg.

He is the son of Harold and Carol Snyder. He served a term in the United States Air Force and is retired from the United States Postal Service.

She is the daughter of Leslie and Mary Bacorn. She is a homemaker.

They are the parents of Randall L. (Kelly) Snyder, Vicki A. (Steve) Dellinger, Pamela D. (Phil Eleyette) Cottrell, Michael A. (Becky McIntyre) Snyder and Christina L. (Brian Bowie) Knapp, all of Parkersburg. They have 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.