Mary Lou and Col. Wm. A. "Bill" Martin of North Little Rock will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sunday, March 31, 2013. The couple was married on March 31, 1963 at First Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan. and met while in a singles young adult Sunday school class.

Mary Lou Martin formerly Mary Lou Mauderly is a legal secretary for the Friday, Eldredge and Clark law firm. Col. Bill is a retired lawyer from the United States Air Force after 28 years of service and 13 years as Executive Director of the Arkansas Bar Association.

The couple has a son, Michael Martin and wife Kerry of Bend, Ore., daughters, Karen Caster and husband Paul of North Little Rock and Kathy Gutierrez and husband Louie of Garland, Texas; and grandchildren, Melissa Martin of North Little Rock, Christi and Stephanie Gutierrez of Garland, Texas and Ally and Ollie Martin of Bend, Ore.