Ralph A. and Wanda Payne, of Victoria, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on October 13, 2013, with a family dinner at The Corral in Victoria, a restaurant they frequently visited as a couple before marriage. The special event was hosted by their daughter, Roxana Payne Lecocke and their son, Mark Allen Payne.
Ralph married Wanda Lou Hoad on October 21, 1953 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Victoria.
Children of the couple are Roxana Payne Lecocke (and husband, Carl), of Corpus Christi, and Mark Allen Payne (and wife, Marsha), of Victoria. Grandchildren are Joseph Allen Payne (and wife, Andria), of Telferner, Bonnie Diane Payne, of Telferner, and Robert Anthony Lecocke, a sophomore at Texas A&M in College Station. The couple have five great-grandchildren: Tre, Ashton, Brycen, Taylor and Cullen.