Gene and Dorothy Sanchez celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8. They were married in 1964 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Albuquerque. For their golden anniversary they held a family dinner and took a trip to Las Vegas, Nev. Gene was employed by the Aviation Department as a Federal Contract Compliance Officer and retired on Jan. 1, 2005. Dorothy established her own business “Dorothy’s Delightful Designs” which she operated for 30 years and retired in January 2005. Their children are daughter, Yvette Sanchez Arnold and son, Aaron Sanchez; the couple also have two grandchildren, Adam Arnold and Kevin and wife, Danielle Arnold; and two great-grandchildren, Julian and Nicole. Gene was born in Santa Rosa, and Dorothy was born in Las Vegas and was a graduate of Robertson High School in 1960. They met in Albuquerque in 1962.