Gary and Nancy Mecham of Syracuse will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering with family and friends on June 22.
They were married on June 15, 1963, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Idaho Falls Temple.
He was raised in St. Anthony, Idaho. He served in the Army and in an LDS mission to Florida. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and received a master's degree from the University of Utah. He retired after more than 30 years of teaching and coaching, the major portion being at North Davis Junior High School.
She was raised on her family's farm in Idaho Falls. She graduated from Ricks College and Weber State University. She taught third grade and retired from Lincoln Elementary School.
Members of the LDS Church, they have had many opportunities to serve, including a mission to Detroit.
Their children and spouses are Scott and Stephanie Mecham, Brad and Becca Mecham, Randy and Debbie Mecham, Ranae and Brad Finch, Heidi and Scott Merritt, and Rick and Jen Mecham. They have 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.