Darlene and Bruce Ellis, of Billings, celebrated their 50th anniversary with a Panama Canal cruise.
Darlene Fortman and Bruce Ellis were married March 21, 1961, in Corvallis, Ore.
She was an elementary teacher in Oregon and Montana. He was CEO at MT Bank Systems Inc.
They are retired.
Their children and spouses are Brent Ellis, of Kirkland, Wash.; Julie and Craig Ellis, of Alamo, Calif.; Maia Sallouti and Michael Ellis, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; and Joan and Cavin Noddings and Christy Ellis, all of Billings.
They have eight grandchildren.