Originally Published: August 25, 2012 10 p.m.
Joe Don and Margaret Cortez are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at the Days Inn in Chino Valley on Sept. 1, 2012. Their family is hosting the celebration.
They were married Sept. 1, 1962, in Los Angeles, Calif. Joe Don retired from Locals 12 Operating Engineers and Margaret retired from Bank of America in Nevada. They moved to Chino Valley in 2002.