The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

June 11, 2013

Thorpe-50th


Enid News and Eagle

— 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.