Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Donald Ripley and Margaret (Kaya) Ripley of Waynesville will celebrate 64 years of marriage Nov. 6, 2012. They were married at Agana, Guam, by the governor on Nov. 6, 1948.
They had to get permission from the governor and Gen. Douglas MacArthur who was the 8th Army Commander in Japan at that time.
Together they have five children, Margaret of North Carolina, Sidney of Texas, Dean of Oklahoma, Martin of Waynesville, and Robin of Arizona.
Additionally, they have seven grandchildren, Kelley of Virginia, Risa and John of Arizona, Sasha of Oklahoma, Donald of Texas, Sumie of Waynesville and Laura of Arkansas. They also have five great-grandchildren, Megan and Jackson of Arizona, Danica of Texas and Tristen and Trevelyn of Arkansas. Photo submitted