Bill and Stella Hughes will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come and go reception at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the church basement of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 601 S. West St.
The reception will be hosted by the couple’s children: Tom Hughes of Nizwa, Oman; Dayna Dunn of Owasso; Caryn Krueger of Guthrie; and Penny VanEck of Norman.
The former Stella Nelson married Bill Hughes on August 17, 1963, in the same church where they are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They honeymooned at Rockaway Beach, Mo.
The couple made their home in Perkins where they have lived for 50 years. Only one of those years, the Hughes lived in Ten Sleep, Wyo., before returning back to Perkins.
Bill is a retired mason and Stella is a retired elementary school teacher. They have four children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.