Rodney and Patricia Thayer of Hinsdale are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Jan. 11, 1969.

They have three children, Aaron D. Thayer (Teresa), Christopher L. Thayer (Tina) and Kelley M. Thayer, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

They have lived in Hinsdale since 1974 where they have built their life together. He worked as a construction superintendent for Engleberth Construction and retired in 2013. She worked as a senior contracts/purchasing administrator for Entergy/Vermont Yankee and retired in 2015.