Elise Doerr of Bettendorf, Iowa and Larry James of Van Buren, Arkansas were married August 12, 1967, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa.
Larry worked at AAA Motor Club of Iowa and is currently employed by Quad City Dental Lab, Moline, Illinois.
Elise worked at Bendix/Litton in Davenport and retired from Lane & Waterman LLP in 2014.
They are the parents of Christopher James, Bettendorf, Julie James, Washington, D.C., and Kevin (Liz) James of Davenport.
They have three grandchildren, Wyatt, Hadley and Myles James.
A family dinner to celebrate their 50th anniversary was held August 12th in Bettendorf.