Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The couple married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix.
They have two children and three grandchildren.
The couple met at a country-western dance on Christmas Eve in 1955 and dated for two months and one week before they married.
He retired from the Air Force, and formerly worked as a printer. She worked in school food service before retiring.
The couple has resided in Clovis for 26 years.