Gary and Jean Griffith will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 23, 2019. They were married on that date in 1969, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Atchison, Kansas.

They have three daughters: Dawn (Jeff) Faudere, Heather (Jim) West and Megan (Aaron) Wells. They have four grandchildren: Samantha Fee, Jaclyn Fee, Nathan Grainger and Gage (Hannah) West; and two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Nicolas West.

Their children will be hosting a celebration event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 4503 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph.