Originally Published: May 2, 2011 9:46 p.m.
Carol and John Carpenter, of Prescott Valley, were married May 14, 1961 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Phoenix, Ariz.
Carol and John Carpenter met in Phoenix at a Dairy Queen where Carol was employed. Both had moved to Phoenix in 1957, Carol from Fond Du Lac, Wis. and John from Bentonville, Ark. At that time, John was a meat cutter at M&S Meats in Phoenix.
They resided in Phoenix until moving to Prescott Valley in 1998. They attend Open Door Baptist Church in Prescott Valley.
A 50th anniversary party will be Saturday, May 7 in Lewisville, Texas hosted by their daughter Debra Lowery and husband Rick.
They will be celebrating with their daughter Debra of Flower Mount, Texas and son Michael of Sherman, Texas, grandchildren John and Aimee and granddaughter Kristina Montalette from San Francisco, Calif. and relatives from Amarillo, Texas. They have seven grandchildren.