John and Alice Marley of Blencoe, Iowa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Catholic mass and vow renewal and reception at 6 p.m. on May 25 at St. Bernard’s Church in Blencoe. No gifts please.
Their children are Laura and Russell Hansen of Woodbine, Iowa, and Dr. Joel and Melissa Marley of Waterloo, Iowa. The couple has four grandchildren.
John married the former Alice Zimmerman on May 31, 1969, at Nativity Church in Sioux City. Alice and John were married while still Briar Cliff students. Along with attaining bachelor’s and master’s degrees, the couple embarked on careers that included thoroughbred horse racing, farming, casino business, antiquing, teaching and parenting.