McHENRY – Mr. and Mrs. Williams of McHenry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and blessing at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McHenry followed by a family dinner at a local restaurant.
Barbara Miller and Richard Williams were married Nov. 24, 1962, at St. Mary’s Church. They started their married life in Colorado Springs, Colo., where Richard served a tour of duty with the U.S. Army. Then they settled in McHenry.
They traveled to the British Isles to celebrate their anniversary and were surprised by their children with a party in their honor attended by relatives and friends.
They have three children, Jana of Denver, Robert (Tammy) of Wonder Lake and Richard Jr. (Jenny) of Pell Lake, Wis.
They have five grandchildren, Kirsten and Ember Williams, Will (Courtney) Creighton, Ben Buchanan and Dane Williams. They also have two great-grandchildren, Sawyer and Dani Joy Creighton.