Wesley Wayne and Catherine Rosetta (Edwards) Yates are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were wed Dec. 16, 1956 in Mapleton, Minn.

Immediately after their wedding, the couple moved to California. In 1964, after having two children, the family moved to Tulsa. There they had their third child before moving to Claremore in November of 1970. Two years later, their fourth child was born. The Yates have made their home in Claremore for 36 years.

Their children are daughter Denise (Yates) Major and husband Richard of Oologah; and sons Wade Yates and wife Karla of Oologah; Grant Yates and wife Julie of Oologah; and Mark Yates and wife Jolene of Wind Crest, Texas.

Grandchildren are Ryan Major, Casey Yates, Ricky Major and wife Jessica, Haylee Yates, Reid Major, Rodney Major, Katie Yates, Tucker Yates, Rhett Yates, Josie Yates and Rhiann Yates. They have one great-grandchild, Reagan Major.