R.C. and Christine were married May 5, 1954 in Water Valeit, Michigan. Their attendants were Dan Thomas and Jestine Manning Thomas, sister of the bride.
R.C. is the son of the late Roland and Manila Tapp. Christine is the daughter of the late Len and Gladys Manning.
The couple have four children, Gary Tapp and wife, Kim, Mike Tapp, Randy Tapp and Carolyn Dowdy. They have nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.