Barbara [Barker] Welter and Allen Welter were married Nov. 18, 1961, in Kettlby, Ontario, by the Rev. Graham. They lived the first 25 years of marriage in Holland Landing, Ontario, where they owned and operated an auto salvage yard. The next 25 years they owned and managed rental properties in China Grove, N.C.
The Welters have two daughters, Anne Pitman [Keith] of Kentucky and Lynn Khan [Sal], of Ontario. Their grandchildren are Mitchell, Alisha, Aliyah and Zahra. The couple are celebrating with a cruise to the Bahamas.