Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hillsten of Orange will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on August 24, 2013 with an Open House garden party hosted by family at Malloy Spiritual Enrichment Center, 501 6th Street in Orange. The family invites friends and neighbors to celebrate with them.
Carolyn Cunningham and Ken Hillsten were united in marriage on August 17, 1963 at Polo Church of the Brethren in Polo, Illinois.
Kenneth is a retired chemist and the Facilities Coordinator at First United Methodist Church Orange. Carolyn is the organist at Trinity Baptist Church in Orange.
The couple has two children, Kevin Hillsten with wife Catherine of Nederland and Denise Taylor with husband Jim of Beaumont, three grandchildren, Brian Hillsten with wife Ashley, Nichole Dean with husband John, all of Nederland and Troy Hillsten of Beaumont. The couple also has two great-grandchildren Braden Hillsten and Madison Dean of Nederland.