Douglas and Martha Whitaker will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on June 9, 2015.
They were married June 9, 1951, in Pauls Valley while Douglas was in the U.S. Army. Soon after his discharge, they moved to Ada to attend East Central University. Ada has been their home for 62 years and the place where they raised their two children, Paul and Susan.
Over the years, they were both active in various community activities, such as the Kiwanis Club and the Kiwanianns. Douglas spent his career with the Wrangler division of Blue Bell, Inc., and Martha owned several clothing stores, including Penelepes and The Clothes Corner in Ada. Along with their two children, they continue to enjoy their three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They especially cherish their close friends and wonderful neighbors in Ada.