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.
Power failure hits The Banner
Winds that gusted up to 52 mph knocked out power to The Duncan Banner late Tuesday, forcing Wednesday editions of the newspaper to be published without its sports section.
Today’s edition of The Banner will include sports news and advertising that was scheduled for publication on Wednesday.
Baker — 70 Years
Jim and Mary Baker will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 31, 2014.
Like so many, they met in the summer of 1942 and wed in 1944. Mary is from Shawnee and Jim is from Seminole.
Woods — 50 years
Huey and Martha Woods will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 7, 2014, with a reception hosted by Mellisa, Steve and Lee Woods.
Huey Woods and Martha Jones were married Jan. 7, 1964 in Linden, Texas at a parsonage. During their marriage, they have resided in Marshal, Texas, Paris, Ark., Duncan, Waurika Lake and are currently at Comanche.
Huey was a truck driver and oilfield heavy equipment driver until retirment in 2005. Martha has been a waitress, factory worker and home maker. She retired in 2000.
Sexton — 50 years
Jim and June Sexton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 30 at the Velma Family Life Center. Hosts were the couple’s children, Jalena Chandler, and Leticia Ledford and her husband Shane.
PecK — 50 years
Ronnie and Janet Peck of Comanche celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 25, 2013. They celebrated the special occasion with a trip to the 2013 International Balloon Festival in Albuquerque, N.M.
Benson — 50 years
Rufus and Paula Benson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
Rufus Lee Benson and Paula Mae Nodine exchanged vows Nov. 5, 1963, in Montague, Texas. They spend their honeymoon on Padre Island, Texas and plan to go on another trip to Texas to celebrate their anniversary.
Kirkpatrick — 60 years
Lark and Verby Kirkpatrick will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception today at Ray of Hope Church hosted by their daughter Vicki Jackson and husband Donald, granddaughter Lindsey Homier, and grandsons Josh Homier, Jerl Hammack and wife Kristen.
Cooper — 60 years
Harry Dan and Mary Cooper celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2013, with a reception at their home hosted by their children Lynn and Richard Trantham and Virgil Lloyd Cooper. The Tranthams also celebrated their 36th anniversary.
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).
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