David and Barbara Collins

David and Barbara Collins will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 5, 2016.

They were married Aug. 5, 1966, in Salida.

David Collins met Barbara Crouch in 1965 in Salida, and they married the next year.

Mr. Collins has operated heavy equipment since he was 16 and still does.

Mrs. Collins worked as a vet assistant and office manager for Drs. Wendell Hutchinson and Janet Varhus for more than 20 years.

Together the couple has owned a construction company, run cattle, rescued too many animals to count and touched the lives of countless people.

Friends and family said they have been wonderful parents and grandparents and are still as in love today as when they were first together.

They have two children, Tina (Linwood) and Scott (Brittany) and two granddaughters, Jorden and Ella.

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