Louis and Lynne Bouten met on a blind date in St. Albans Naval Base where they both served.
They were married Feb. 25, 1961.
They have 11 childern, 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren
Louis retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and then worked 20 years with the state of Florida as a health provider to imates in Lowell.
Lynne is a nurse for 40 years and works for Head Start.
The couple lives in Williston and will celebrate their golden anniversary with family and friends at Holy Family Parish Hall this Saturday after a renewel of their vows.