Gary and Joyce Burwell

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Burwell, of Culpepper, Va., formerly of Tyrone, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 12. The couple moved to Virginia in the early 1970s.

They were married Nov. 12, 1966, at the Presbyterian Church in Tyrone.

Mrs. Burwell is the former Joyce Ritter.

While both graduated from Tyrone High School in 1964, Gary also graduated from Penn State University in 1968.

The couple have two daughters, Michelle Nungesser, and her husband, Brett, of Warrenton, Va.; and Tracy Salzer, and her  husband, Scott, of Casselberry, Fla.

They have five grandchildren: Tyler, Zachary, Jacklyn, James and Rachal.

After retiring from TRW/Northrup Grumman, Fairfax, Va., Mr. Burwell teaches the art of fly fishing and is a guide on the Rose River in Madison County, Va.

Mrs. Burwell retired from the Department of the Army and now supports the Culpeper Chapter of Young Life working with youth.