Don McHugh and Kitty Markle were united in marriage on Oct. 12, 1969, in Auburn, Ala.
Mr. McHugh was employed civil engineer. Mrs. McHugh worked as a pharmacist.
They are currently retired.
The couple two children and three grandchildren.
The McHughes will celebrate with family and friends during a celebration on Oct. 12 in New Orleans, hosted by Laurie McHugh Kjeldgaard.