The Duncan Banner

September 9, 2012

Nelson — 60 years


The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Bill and Carma Nelson will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., a gift from their children Paula McElra and Billy Nelson.

Bill Nelson and Carma Lambert were married Sept. 12, 1952, in the church parsonage officiated by Orin Utley, minister of Westside Church of Christ.

Throughout their marriage, the couple has resided in Duncan. Bill worked for Halliburton for 34 years until 1986 and for Continental Drive-A-Way for 15 years until he retired in 2002. Carma worked for Universal Fidelity Life Insurance Co. for 27.5 years until she retired in 1996.

They are members of Eastside Church of Christ and enjoy gospel music. Bill enjoys going to car shows and Carma enjoys baking cookies for friends and relatives.

Their children are daughter Paula McElroy and husband Paul, and son Billy Nelson and wife Cheryl. The have five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.