They were married on Feb. 28, 1970 in the bride's home in Brazil.
Melvin retired from Chinook Coal Mine and currently works for the Clay County Highway department.
Rachel is the former Miss Pell. She is a retired school teacher, serving 30 years at Eastside Elementary.
They have three children, Beth and Thomas Bougher, Spencer; Bob and Sarah Fagg, Cloverdale; and Bryan and Cathy Fagg, East Asia. They have twelve grandchildren Hannah Smith, Willis, Madeline, Sarah and Emily Bougher; Noah Duby, Audrey, Guthrey and Elaina Fagg; Jeannie, Darrin and Trevor Fagg. They are expecting their first great-grandchild in April.
All friends and family are invited to attend. No gifts please, but cards would be appreciated.