Jim and Peggy Beam celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a surprise party on July 11, 2009.

Jim and Peggy Beam celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a surprise party on July 11, 2009. The event was held at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Kathy Beam of Gillette, WY. The two were married July 3, 1959, in Fresno, CA. They lived in various cities until being discharged from the Air Force in 1962. They settled in Mulberry, KS., until being transferred to Gillette, WY., in 1991 for the Mine Safety and Health Administration. In addition to their son, they have three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.