Earl C. and Lydia E. Patrick recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 25 at their home in the Bowser Community in San Saba County. Earl and Lydia were married on Feb. 25, 1951 in the Bowser Church. Following their marriage, Earl and Lydia lived in the Bowser Community for four years. Afterward, they lived in Tankersly and Miles before returning to Bowser Community in 1959 where they have since made their home and have been active in farming and ranching. Earl served in the Navy during World War II. Following the war he returned to the Bowser Community. He was employed at Loadcraft in Brady for 22 years. He also served on the Richland Utility District Board of Directors for four years. Lydia was a homemaker and was employed as an accountant for 22 years. Earl and Lydia are still active in their farming and ranching operation. They’ve both been active members of the Baptist Church, and Earl served as a steward in the Bowser Community Church. Lydia taught Sunday school for several years. Hosts for the anniversary celebration were their daughter, Teresa Patrick Bush of Brady and special friend, Phillip Upton, Jr. of San Angelo; and their son, Perry L. Patrick and his wife, Mary, of Santa Anna. Also hosting were their grandchildren, Patrick Wayne Bush and Marcus Perry Patrick and three step-grandchildren, Carlos, Adam and Julie Garza.