Originally Published: September 1, 2010 9:54 p.m.
Ben and Joycelyn Schmid celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the StoneRidge Golf Club on Aug. 21, 2010. The celebration was hosted by their children, Angelyn and John McIlwain of Plano, Texas, Krista and Sean Thomas of New Market, Md., Andra and Bryan Ray of Graham, Texas, and Roland and Suzanne Schmid of Bethany, Okla. Helping with the celebration were grandchildren Alyssa and Emma Ray, Ashlyn, Avery and Aubrey Thomas, Rafe and Darah McIlwain and Natasha Schmid. One hundred and fifty family members and friends attended the celebration.
The couple married at Perkins Chapel on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Aug. 20, 1960. In 1999, they moved to Prescott from their North Texas ranch. Before retirement, Mr. Schmid was a registered professional engineer and owner of Ben Schmid Engineers in the Dallas area.