Ralph and Sandee Badger will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. They began their journey as a blind date in Ellettsville, Indiana. They lived in Indiana for five years before moving to Montana with a 3 year old, and a little girl, 3 months old in 1972.They have lived in Butte, Billings and finally Helena.
Their daughters are Julia (Buddy) Hanrahan, JoAnna (Jess) Johnson, both of Helena. Ralph and Sandee have six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Ralph has served the community through Badger Electric for 42 years and is a minister through the Assemblies of God, Sandee is a retired teacher, teaching two years in Billings, one year at Kessler and 29 years in Clancy.
They are looking forward to a bucket list trip to Ireland in honor of 50 great years together.