Blackburn 65thPublished 9:04am Thursday, July 30, 2009
NILES – Eldon Robert and Donna Jean (Goodling) Blackburn of Niles celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Aug. 3.
The couple married on Aug. 3, 1944, at Merced, Caif., Air Force Base, where Eldon was stationed while serving during World War II.
He is now a retired specification engineer, after serving Clark Equipment Co. for 35 years.
She was a homemaker and retired after working 13 years at Simplicity Pattern Co.
Their children include daughters, Kathy (Jeff Burrows) Malone of Niles, Gail Harmon of St. Joseph and Barbara Speers of Niles and a son, Gary (Sandy) Blackburn.
They also have five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, with another one on the way.
The Blackburns are loved, respected and an inspiration to their many close friends and family members.