Paul and Linda Malley of Shawnee recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Paul and Linda Malley of Shawnee recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Linda Anderson and Paul Malley were united in marriage March 2, 1968, at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Their children are daughter, Amy and Michael Schmitt of West Hartford, and son, David Malley and Angharad Davies of New Haven, Connecticut.

Their grandchildren are Iris Malley, age 4 ½, and William Schmitt, age 2 ½.

Paul is a passionate Sooner fan. Linda graduated from the University of Connecticut, which, despite her love for Oklahoma, is where her allegiances remain.

The couple met working at a department store in Hartford, and each had a long career in retail. Since retiring several years ago, they’ve enjoyed traveling, romantic walks on beaches, and spoiling their grandchildren.