William and Donna Shadowen Rich celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 20 at a reception in their honor. In attendance were all of the Rich’s children and their spouses, all of their grandchildren and their spouses and all of their great-grandchildren, as well as many siblings, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. The reception was hosted by their three children and their spouses, daughter Desi and Ted Hazelton, daughter Dee and Greg Griswold and son Bill and Susan Rich.
The couple met in Elyria, Ohio, in 1962 and married April 17, 1963. Their three children were all born in Ohio. The family also lived in Maryland and Arizona but have been happily settled in Stillwater for more than 30 years.
The Rich’s have seven grandchildren. Granddaughter Jessica and Buck Lightfoot live in Perkins. Grandson Levi and Marie Hazelton, grandson William Hazelton and his fiance Mariah Keller, grandson Clayton Griswold, granddaughter Alexis Griswold, grandson Levi and Stacy Higgins, and grandson Nolan Higgins live in Stillwater.
They have four great-grandchildren — Dein Higgins and Braxton, Bryce and Bayli Lightfoot of Perkins.