Jim and Judy Deem are celebrating their 50th anniversary.

The couple married Jan. 3, 1969, at North Parkersburg Baptist Church.

He retired as an electrician from Eramet in Marietta in 2006, where he had worked for more than 30 years.

She retired from the Wood County Board of Education in 2004, where she was a teacher for 33 years.

They are the parents of Jay (Misty) Deem and Carol (Travis) Ours.

They have four grandchildren: Zachary Phillips, Will Ours, Shannon Daugherty and Devin Ours.