Paul and Rebecca Roden of North Little Rock, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

Rebecca McDonald and Paul Roden met at the First Assembly of God Church in Dardenelle while Paul was attending Arkansas Tech. They dated four years and were married in the church where they met, by the pastor who introduced them, on Oct. 12, 1963.

She worked as a secretary and office manager for many years before becoming a homemaker. He retired from the military with the rank of colonel and then from the Internal Revenue Service. Currently they own Roden Tax Service in North Little Rock.

The couple has one son, Brian Paul Roden of North Little Rock and two granddaughters.

The couple celebrated their milestone anniversary with a family trip to Disney World.