Richard and Norma Tyson are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.
They were married at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fairmont, W.Va., at high noon on Oct. 18, 1952.
After Dick graduated from the College of Law at West Virginia University that same year and also Norma's graduation from Fairmont State University, they moved to Huntington, where Dick began his law practice that same year. He recently retired after 60 years.
Born to their marriage were a son David and a daughter Patricia.
David has practiced law with his father for 30 years, and Patty taught school in Pittsburgh. Her husband, Robert Gebhard, is a chemical engineer with Calgon-Carbon, and they reside in Moon Township, Pa.
The Tysons were blessed with three granddaughters, Annie Massey (Jeff), Laura and Julie. Annie is a DVM in Jacksonville, Fla., Laura is an architect in Pittsburgh, and Julie is employed at the headquarters of Dick's Sporting Goods, Pittsburgh.
A family dinner was held at their son's home, and the couple enjoyed receiving cards, telephone calls, personal visits and online messages and continue to receive such blessings.
They also received the blessing of their church, Our Lady of Fatima, administered by their pastor Father Jim Sobus, along with the congratulations of Parish members.