POCATELLO — The children of Richard and Dawn Keller would like to congratulate their parents on 50 years of marriage.

They were married June 19, 1969, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

They met in kindergarten in Brigham City, Utah, and started dating their junior year at Box Elder High.

Their romance survived Richard’s move to Pocatello when his father was transferred with Block’s Clothing, followed by his service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to Northern California from 1967 to 1969.

Richard was employed by Block’s Clothing for 15 years and rose to the position of vice president. He graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and taught fifth grade at Chubbuck for 25 years.

They have Lived in Bailey Creek, Pocatello, Idaho; Blackfoot, Idaho; Brigham City, Utah and Burley, Idaho.

Dawn graduated from ISU with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education after being a stay-at-home wife and mother plus Den Mother to many active Boy Scouts.

She taught sixth grade in Shelley, Idaho, for two years, then taught fifth grade at Tendoy Elementary in Pocatello for 20 years.

Upon her retirement, Dawn was awarded The Simplot 2010 Innovation Teacher of the year.

Dawn was also a correspondence writer for the Idaho State Journal from Soda Springs and served as a missionary to the Family Search Library three years.

Both were volunteers at the Pocatello Women’s Prison where they taught the Addiction Recovery Program for three years.

The biggest and best accomplishment of their lives is their family. They are the parents of Scott (Jen) Gloria (Nate Spencer), Danny (Monica) and Rebecca. Dawn and Richard are grandparents to 14.

They are active in their church and community and love the people of Pocatello that they have called home for the last 40 years.

They enjoy traveling with friends and have plans to visit the Mediterranean in the fall.