Rita (Lopez) and Tony Ortega of Emporia are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Ortegas were married June 7, 1969.

Mr. Ortega was a supervisor at Tyson. He is retired.

Mrs. Ortega worked for Didde, Inc. and the Kansas Turnpike Authority.

The couple’s children are Tiffany and Tony Patton; and Darren and Jana Ortega.

They have eight grandchildren: Ashley, Ryan and Nichole Patton, Becca Armstrong, Beth, Brayden and Ally Ortega; and the late Addie Ortega.

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