Joe and Bertha (Birdie) Sanchez of Killeen recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Joe Sanchez and Bertha Ledesma were united in marriage on Aug. 15, 1963, in Austin. The couple celebrated with a dinner with family and friends. They plan a trip to Hawaii.
Mr. Sanchez is a retired Army and postal employee. Mrs. Sanchez is a retired housewife.
Their children are Joseph Sanchez of Ponder, Ralph Vincent Sanchez of Ponder and Isabel A. Sanchez of Killeen.
They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.