Robert "Mike" and Gay Ritchie of Denison were honored March 22 with a come-and-go back yard party marking their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was hosted at the couple’s home by their children.

Robert "Mike" and Gay Ritchie of Denison were honored March 22 with a come-and-go back yard party marking their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration was hosted at the couple’s home by their children.


The Richies were married March 25, 1964 in Denton.


Gay Ritchie was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Bill and Zelpha Orrison. She attended Sherman High School and Texas Woman’s University and retired from Sears in Sherman.


Mike Ritchie was born in Sherman, the son of the late J.V. and Geraldine Ritchie. He attended Sherman High School and retired from TXU.


The couple’s children are Robert Ritchie and Kathleen Pearson, both of Pottsboro. There are two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.