James and Marilyn (Coy) Bowyer of Alexandria will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married at Vermillion Church in Alexandria on April 14, 1963.
James retired from General Motors in 1996 after 30 years of employment. Marilyn retired in 1991 from Madison-Grant School Corp. in order to help care for her granddaughters. For the past 25 years they have owned and operated Jim’s Master Locksmith of Alexandria.
They are the parents of two daughters and grandparents of three granddaughters. Daughter, Janiece Burhorn (Thomas Fields) and granddaughter, Alexandra Burhorn. Daughter, Cindy Schott (Mark Schott) and granddaughters, Brooke Wood (Josh Wood) and Ronica Crose.
Their family is planning a celebration today from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Alexandria Masonic Lodge. All those who would like to help them celebrate are welcome.