Richard and Karen (Cline) Bond were united in marriage on Dec. 22, 1961, at Zion Lutheran Church in Phoenix. They both graduated from South Mountain High School and were high school sweethearts.
After 50 years, Richard and Karen have been blessed with three daughters, three granddaughters, two grandsons and a great-grandchild due in May 2012. A 50th anniversary celebration will be at Carvers Steakhouse in Phoenix.
Karen and Richard live in Chino Valley, Ariz., where they are enjoying their retirement years.