Lyle and Laura Cochran of Panama, N.Y., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 15, 2012, at a surprise anniversary party at Panama United Methodist Church. The celebration was hosted by their children: Dianna Foster of Clymer, N.Y.; Misty Tucker of Clymer, N.Y.; Larissa Enlow of Panama, N.Y.; and Kevin Cochran of Clymer, N.Y. They also havenine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Cochran and the former Laura Goodwill were married Dec. 23, 1961, in the Grange Hall, Panama, N.Y. The Rev. Miersma performed the ceremony.
Cochran is a retired self-employed dairy farmer, Wiggers & Son.
MR. AND MRS. LYLE COCHRAN