ADA — Naomi Chandler, Ada, was recently surprised on her 80th birthday. Not suspecting an elaborate family celebration, Chandler was delighted when much of her family, from all over the state, showed up to celebrate her birthday.

The first to arrive were Chandler’s brothers Clyde Norvell, Enid; Lloyd Norvell and wife, Joyce, Durant, followed by her sister Ramona Martin and husband, James, Wynnewood. Her brother-in-law O.G. Chandler and wife, Margie, Wynnewood, joined the celebration along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Chandler’s children Lillian Gutierrez and husband, Corky, Royce Chandler and wife, Sandi, and Terry Chandler and wife, Sheila, all from Ada, would not have missed their mother’s surprise party.

Seven of Chandler’s eight grandchildren attended the party and all six of her great grandchildren were there.

The family brought their favorite desserts and shared recipes as part of the celebration.

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