GRANGER — Byron and Marie (Martineau) Simmons are celebrating their 50th anniversary in September.
They were married Sept. 7, 1963, at Notre Dame de Monts, France.
The couple are celebrating with an open house hosted by their children.
Mr. Simmons is retired from the U.S. Army and from 28 years as a tool and die designer in Elkhart. Mrs. Simmons is a homemaker.
Their children are Claire (Marc) Hartman of Elkhart, Catherine (Jimmy) Otis of Edwardsburg, Mich., Mark Simmons of Henderson, Nev., and Caroline (Brent) Longbrake of Elkhart.
Their grandchildren are Ian and Kaitlyn Hartman and Brianna Longbrake.