Anniversary " Lyford |

Anniversary " Lyford

Reid and Betty Lyford of Lake Wildwood recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Danforth Chapel on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on June 17, 1947.

Mr. Lyford was an instructor in the aeronautical engineering department of the University of Kansas when he met Betty Parsons, who was a senior in the department of education.

In 1950, the couple moved to Los Angeles, where Mr. Lyford had accepted a job with North American Aviation. He worked on many airplanes during his employment with North American, later known as Rockwell. His final engineering job was on the NASA space shuttle. After the successful flight of the shuttle, Mr. Lyford retired in 1982.

In 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Lyford moved to Lake Wildwood, where they have enjoyed golf, bridge, hiking with the Sierra Seniors and traveling to visit their five children and their spouses: Gordon and Nancy Lyford of O’Brien, Ore.; Keith and Cindy Lyford of Roseville; Kirk and Lisa Lyford of Lake Wildwood; Beth (Lyford) and Bruce Christie of Claremont; and four grandchildren.

On June 13, the couple enjoyed a dinner with a few family friends and later will have a family reunion in Shelter Cove in Northern California.

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