Paul and Patricia (Silvey) Martin were married Sept. 30, 1953, at Shiloh Friends Church in Elwood by the Rev. Sterrett Nash. Nash was their teacher in high school as well as their children’s teacher.
Paul and Pat were neighbors in the little town of Dundee and were Frankton High School sweethearts.
They were married while home on leave from Fort Lewis, Wash., where they served for two years.
Both retired from Delco Remy. Pat after 30 years and Paul after 40 years.
They have two children, Robin Ann and Jeff Cary of Land O’Lakes, Fla., and Wes (Debbie) Martin of Alexandria. Each had two children, Kara and Jason (Holt) of Land O’Lakes, Fla., and Megan of Atlanta, Ga. Wes had one son, Curt (Sarah) Martin and one daughter, Sarah Marie (Darren) Wallace; and two great-grandchildren, A.J. and Cadiance.
The family and special friends will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a trip to Gatlinburg.