Larry and Barbara Williams observed their 55th wedding anniversary Sept. 17, 2015, and celebrated Sept. 20, 2015, with friends following the morning service at Salida United Methodist Church.
The Williamses were married Sept. 17, 1960, in Green Bay, Wis., after dating for 2 years.
She was in nurse’s training, and he was attending college at Northwestern University. They met on a blind date.
They have two children. Laurie and her husband, Robin, and family live in Port Huron, Mich., and son Ken is in Chicago. They have three grandchildren, Amy, John and Jenny Klein.
A photo of granddaughter Amy Klein, 25, was on the table as cake was served at the anniversary celebration. The Williams family asked for prayers for Amy, who is hospitalized in Portland, Ore., where a liver transplant, done 11 years ago, is now failing. Amy had the transplant at age 14.