Doyle Fink and Donna Whiteside were married on Aug. 22, 1959, at the home of her parents, Ray and Daisy Whiteside. Doyle's father, George Fink was the minister. Donna's sister, Kay, and Doyle's brother, Loyd, stood up with the couple.
Doyle and Donna have two children, Cindi and Michael, who were born in Verdun, France, where their parents were stationed while Doyle served in the U.S. Army. Cindi Fink lives in Thayer, Mo., and Michael Fink, wife Jamie and two grandsons, Joshua Fink and Nicholas Fink live in Forney, Texas.
Doyle retired from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2002, at which time, Doyle and Donna returned to their hometown, Thayer, Mo.
The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Hot Springs, Ark.