The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


January 5, 2014


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Forbes will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the home of their children in Ringwood. Cards may be sent to 3906 Westminster Dr., Enid, OK 73703.

Joe Forbes and Avis Fleming were married Jan. 12, 1954, at First Christian Church, Buffalo, by the Rev. Bill Shaw. Attending the couple were Beverly Hale Short and Thomas Forbes.

Joe served four years in South Korea with the U.S. Air Force. He worked 32 years as a financial adviser, served four years as the Garfield County assessor and retired in 1997.

Avis was a cosmetologist in Oklahoma and Missouri. She retired from the Chisholm Board of Education in 1993, after 20 years of service.

They are members of Kremlin Methodist Church, Kremlin Lions Club, Enid Ambassadors, Kremlin Home Culture H.C.E. and Retired Educators.

Their children are Leah Cunningham and husband Gary of Ringwood, and Jody Boevers and husband Roger of Mustang. They have three grandchildren.

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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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