Steven and Shirley Boley Brown will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a cruise to Alaska.

High school sweethearts, they were married on Aug. 12, 1967, in the Briscoe Run Baptist Church with Rev. C.E. Hutchinson officiating.

He is the son of Patty Deem Brown of Vienna and the late Harold R. Brown. He is retired from Sabic.

She is daughter of the late Lawrence “Bud” and Nina Life Boley.

She is a retired registered nurse from the Marietta Memorial Hospital.

They are the parents of a son, Steven (Maria Wilson) Brown of Batavia, Ohio, and a daughter, Malissa Leach of Belpre.

They have five grandchildren, Adam, Jakob and Grace Brown of Batavia, and Kaitlyn and Davis Leach of Belpre.

They plan to celebrate after their trip with family and friends.