Ray and Jeanie Martinez recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

The couple met while at Guernsey Sunrise High School. Ray Martinez and Jeanie Brown married July 12, 1969, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hartville.

Ray served in the U.S. Army with the 101st ABN division in Vietnam. He entered Eastern Wyoming College, marrying his high school sweetheart while attending there.

He holds an Associate of Arts degree from the college. Jeanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education and a masters in public administration from the University of Wyoming.

Ray retired from the Frontier Refinery after 33 years. He is a member of the Cheyenne VFW 11453 and is a Eucharist minister and scripture reader at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Jeanie held membership in the Cheyenne Noon Rotary for 10 years and After Hours Rotary. She volunteered on the Southeast Wyoming Foster Grandparent Advisory Council.

They have three children: Amanda Martinez, Andrea Franco and Amber Martens, all of Cheyenne. They have one grandchild.

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