Susan Gilmore Yowell and Ronald Yowell

Ronald Yowell and Susan Gilmore Yowell of Sylva celebrated their 50th anniversary with a party hosted by their children in Fort Myers, Fla.

They were married April 23, 1966, in Clearwater, Fla.

They have three children, Jennifer Yowell of Raleigh, and Ryan and Avery Yowell of Fort Myers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.