- Ada, Oklahoma


September 20, 2010

Blackburns celebrate 60 years of marriage

Ada — Bud and Doris Blackburn, Ada, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 9.

 On Sept. 9, 1950, Doris and Bud Blackburn were married in a small ceremony in Ahloso. Since that time, they have been residents of Ada.

After serving his country in World War II, Bud returned to Ada where he has been in the automobile business for 60 years. From 1950 to 1960, he was employed at Richardson Motors.  From 1960 to 1989, he was the owner of Richardson Motors.  He is employed at Service Automall. Bud has also been voted “ Ada’s Favorite Salesman” numerous times.  

Doris taught school for 30 years in the Byars, McLish and Homer school systems.  Since retirement, she has travelled the world with visits to France, Germany, Spain, China, the Soviet Union to name a few. Doris is also active in the Salvation Army Auxiliary and has been active in the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years.  

The couple has four children: Stacy Crabtree of Blanchard, Kim Hill and Tiffany Anderson, both of Ada, and Mitch Blackburn of Norman. They also have seven grandchildren: Lindsey Blackburn of Tulsa, Jordan Blackburn and Parker Blackburn, both of Norman, and Carly Hill, Avery Anderson, Noble Anderson and Emory Anderson, all of Ada.  

The couple have been members of Trinity Baptist Church for 54 years.

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