Donal Patrick and Carol Sue Blankenship were married Nov. 29, 1963, in Kingman. Their children and grandchildren are hosting a come and go celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Pratt Community Center, 619 N. Main.
They are the parents of Barb and husband Daryl Bishop and Steve and wife Kirsten (Tillquist) Blankenship, all of Pratt. They have five grandchildren.
Don graduated from Pratt High School and attended Pratt Community College. He worked many years as a driller in the oilfield, and later worked for USD 382 as a maintenance/transportation supervisor, where he retired after 17 years.
Carol graduated from Sun City High School and was a stay at home mom for many years. She worked as a clerk in the Pratt city office for many years before working as a secretary at Liberty Middle School for 29 years before her retirement.