(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)
Walter L. and Mary A. Murray recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. The couple married Dec. 17, 1966, at the First Methodist Church in San Jose, Ill. Gayle Harmon presided.

Mr. Murray recently retired from his business, Jefferson Industrial Technologies Inc. Mrs. Murray retired from Southwestern Jefferson County Schools and the Madison Area Educational Special Services Unit. They are members of the Methodist church.

The couple have three children, Josh and wife Wendy of Towanda, Ill., Justin and wife Trish of Madison, and Heather of Madison. They also have four grandchildren.

They celebrated with a surprise party hosted by their children on Dec. 10, 2016, at the Boneyard.