Linda and Ray Ely are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married June 22,1963, in Wichita, Kan.
Both are Kansas State University graduates and always put the Wildcats first. However, since they have been residents of Stillwater for 30 years now, the Oklahoma State University Cowboys and Cowgirls are a close second for their family.
Ray Ely and the former Linda Bare, with their children Mark and Susan, made college towns their home and lifestyle for many years.
The family lived in Manhattan, Kan, the home of Kansas State University and Champaign, Ill., the home of the University of Illinois, before moving to Stillwater.
Their grandchildren are Paige Ely in Oklahoma City and Tanner and Ashley Eubanks of Vista, Calif.