Bob and Anita Bumgarner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 15, 2011, with a private trip with their family to Arlington, Texas. Earlier in the summer they enjoyed a cruise to the Bahamas and Key West with family and friends.
Bob Bumgarner and Anita Gibson exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 15, 1961, in the East Main Church of Christ in Davis. They have resided in Davis, Lindsay, Marlow and Duncan.
Mr. Bumgarner was a licensed surveyor for the Department of Agriculture in Davis, Lindsay and Marlow field offices. He completed his federal career with the Department of Army, Fort Sill as a labor relations specialist upon retirement in 1992. He served as a member of the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital Board and on the Davis City Council. Bumgarner also farmed and raised cattle the majority of his life.
Mrs. Bumgarner was a bookkeeper at the Community Bank in Sulpher, the American National Bank in Ardmore, and the American Exchange Bank in Lindsay. She was a librarian at Marlow Elementary School. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, she taught kindergarten through fourth grades at Marlow and Davis elementaries until her retirement in 2000. She is a member of the Gleaners in the Stephens County OHCE.
Both were members of the Church of Christ in Davis, Marlow and Sulphur. They now attend the Chisholm Trail Church of Christ in Duncan, where they volunteer with the Compassion Clinic and Food Bank. They enjoy attending their grandchildren’s academic and sports activities.
The couple has one son, John, a daughter-in-law, Monica, and two grandchildren, Joshua Evan, 11, and Marissa Anne, 7, all of Duncan.
Gauthun — 60 Years
Kenneth and Ursula Gauthun will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception 2-4:30 p.m. today, at the Canterbury Tea Room, hosted by Jackie Weber, Pat Kearby and daughter, Shirley Stinnett.
Whitten — 65 Years
Jerry and Betty Whitten have spent all their married life (and more) in Duncan. Betty graduated from Duncan High School in 1945, as did their four children: Steve in 1967 (University of Oklahoma in 1972), John in 1969 (Oklahoma State University in 1974), Missy in 1971 (OU in 1975) and J.D. “Butch” in 1975 (OU in 1979).
Hanson — 65 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Charley “Bill” Hanson of Duncan will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Owen 60 years
Neal and LaVonda Owen of Rush Springs celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 7, 2013.
Wilson 60 Years
Maxine Ryther and Wayne Wilson met in the mid-1940s while working in retail at the local F.W. Woolworth Store on Main Street in Duncan. They are now celebrating 65 years of marriage.
Choate 65 years
Rev. Bill Choate and Jean Rogers of Meridian celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 1 by attending the First Baptist Church. The couple regularly attends Wednesday services and because their anniversary landed on that day, they didn’t break tradition.
Young 70 Years
Anna Reese and William Russell Young of Duncan celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Feb. 17.
Anna Reese Bostain and William Russell Young were married Feb. 17, 1943, in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Ross officiated by W. Ralph Wharton, Church of Christ minister.
Zinn 60 Years
Alvin and Nell Zinn celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in their home, complete with cake, flowers and a memory book.
Patterson 50 years
David and Della Patterson of Duncan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 28, 2013.
David Patterson and Della Roden were married Jan. 28, 1963 in Duncan.
Conde 50 Years
Jim and Elva Conde will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go reception from 2-4 p.m. today in the Fellowship Room at Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan.
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