The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


June 11, 2013


Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thorpe will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a reception for family and friends 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Greenbrier Assisted Living, 1217 E. Garriott. The event is hosted by their children. They request no gifts.

Cards may be sent to 2417 Woodmoor Rd., Enid, OK 73703.

Jim Thorpe and Gayle Reese were married June 14, 1963, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fairfax.

Jim has worked at Greenbrier Nursing Home for 21 years as the administrator and the past two years as admissions and V.A. coordinator. He also served 16 years as pastor of Ames Baptist Church.

Gayle worked for Weight Watchers of Greater Oklahoma for 19 years. She has worked for Greenbrier Village as the human resources director for the past 18 years.

They have two sons, David and wife Jolleen of Topeka, Kan., and John and wife Traci of Ponca City. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandson.

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  • Anniversary Form

    Anniversary announcements with an original wedding photo and a current photo of the couple for those celebrating 40 years or more will be published on Mondays at no charge. Charge for other anniversary announcements is $25 and includes only a current photo. Deadline is a week before the event and two weeks are preferred. Photos accompanying announcements will not be returned. Electronically submitted photos are preferred. For information, call (580) 548-8140 or (800) 299-6397.

    Access a form HERE

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