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Mr. and Mrs. Leman R. “Sonny” Backus, 50 years

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Mr. and Mrs. Leman R. “Sonny” Backus, Military Road, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25 at Riccardo’s Restaurant, Watertown.

Mr. Backus, son of the late Leman Sr. and Hilda Backus, and Gerene M. Freeman, daughter of the late Eugene and Mariane Freeman, were married Jan. 25, 1963, at Asbury Methodist Church, Watertown. Honor attendants were Claude and Sally Davis, address unknown.

Mr. Backus attended Watertown schools. He enjoys traveling and walking and is a multipurpose repairman.

Mrs. Backus attended General Brown Central School, Dexter. She enjoys traveling, doing crossword puzzles and walking.

The couple has three daughters, Mary Jean Mullis, Fort Covington, Jodie Spaulding, Watertown, and Deanna Wright, Matthews, N.C.; two sons, Robert L., Saranac Lake, and Kevin S., Scotia; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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