Gloria and Howard Wesley (Wes) Ball of Carson City will celebrate their 55th anniversary Aug. 11 with friends and family at the Carson Nugget.
They met at an Army officers' club dance while Wes Ball was serving during the Korean War. They were married Aug. 11, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Reno.
The couple lived 45 years in Monterey County, Calif., before moving to Carson City 10 years ago to semi-retire.
They have three children, Thomas Ball of Auburn, Calif., Steven Ball of Monterey County, and Julie Ball, Reno, plus two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Ball has been a real estate broker/agent for more than 50 years and, with Gloria at his side, they have matched countless homes and happy families.