Joe and Esther Marion of Lewisville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over Christmas with a family cruise to the southern Caribbean.
The couple's children and their spouses are Michelle Phelps (Tommy) of Lewisville, and April Smith (Mark) of Pfafftown.
The couple have three grandchildren and one step-grandchild.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion founded Joe's Landscaping and Nursery Co. and are still active in daily operations.
The couple enjoys traveling and have visited all 50 states during their married life.
The couple were married January 12, 1963.
Published in the Winston-Salem Journal on February 3, 2013