Fred and Valera Tate were married July 3, 1960, in Booneville. Mrs. Tate is the former Valera Sammann. 

Mr. and Mrs. Tate work in their Shelter Insurance agency. 

They are the parents of Carla Norris (Jay) of Highland Village, Texas, and John Tate (Mary) of Conway. 

The couple have four grandchildren, Wesley and Shelby Norris and Austin and Michael Tate. 

They will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this summer with a family vacation to Captiva Island, Fla.