Raymond and Linda (Jockman) Rumford, Ottawa, will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 31, 2011, hosted by their children and grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

They have been blessed with four children, Debbie and Duane Belote, Gilbert, Ariz., Ron and Angela Rumford, Ottawa, Connie and Burke Sink, Ottawa, and Nancy and Darin Williams, Waverly.

They have 14 grandchildren, David, Danielle and Dylan Belote; Ashley, Haylee, Kylie, Blake and Brayden Rumford; and Austin, Bethany, Colleen, Daniel, Ethan and Fayth Sink.

Raymond Rumford and the former Linda Jockman were married Dec. 27, 1961, at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa.