Nordyke celebrating 50 years
In 1962, Lillian Haynes-Chorn introduced her sister, Sallie Higgenbotham, originally from Missouri, to Navy Seaman Russell Nordyke, of Ladoga.
Four months later, on Dec. 7, they were married in Reno, Nev. They both have traveled the U.S. and other countries such as the Philippines, Ireland and Japan, and have had successful careers and are private business owners.
They have two children, Vicki and Doc; and two grandchildren, Bryant and Mark.
They credit their 50 years of marriage to their commitment to each other, communication, trust, and faith.