The Norman Transcript


December 22, 2013

Nances to celebrate 60 years

NORMAN — Eldon and Maria Nance, of Norman, recently celebrated the milestone of 60 years of marriage. The couple was married Dec. 20, 1953, at the First Christian Church in Carnegie.

In 1958, the Nances moved to Norman after Mr. Nance completed his service with the U.S. Air Force. They soon became members of Norman’s First Christian Church and have been active in that congregation for 55 years.

Mr. Nance is a retired independent life insurance agent with Central Life Assurance Company. He officed in Norman for more than 50 years and, during that time, served in leadership roles with numerous civic organizations, including Sooner Lions Club, the Norman Business Association and the Cleveland County Family YMCA.

Mrs. Nance has enjoyed being a homemaker for her family. Her involvement has included Sweet Adelines, ladies Bible study at First Christian Church, as well as membership in Beta Sigma Phi and volunteering as a campfire leader in earlier years. Together, they participated in group square dancing for a brief time and enjoyed church fellowship, long-lasting friendships and an active family life.

Throughout the years, the couple have experienced company trips together to various destinations. In recent years, they have attended annual excursions to Branson, Mo., with the First Christian CHARM group. However, the couple is most proud of their three daughters and son-in-laws, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson. They cherish their frequent family gatherings.

Mr. and Mrs. Nance plan to celebrate their anniversary with family members during the upcoming holiday season.

Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Schoelen, Bentley tie the knot

    Hanna Schoelen and Lance Bentley, both of Tulsa, exchanged vows Thursday, May 21 2014, at Rosebrook Vineyards. David Malone officiated the ceremony....

    July 20, 2014

  • Duffy, Praytor plan to wed

    Mackenzie Duffy, of Vienna, Va., and Micah Praytor, of Norman, plan to exchange vows March 28, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City....

    July 20, 2014

  • Barwick-Snell, Klumpenhouwer wed

    Abigail Barwick-Snell of Norman married Andrew Klumpenhouwer of Ontario, Canada, on May 31 in an outdoor ceremony performed by Pastor Trent Langrehr of Norman....

    June 27, 2014

  • Geigers celebrate 50th anniversary

    Richard and Kathleen Geiger of Norman will celebrate 50 years of marriage July 1....

    June 27, 2014

  • Eleys celebrate 50th anniversary

    EH and Bev Eley, of Norman, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on June 5, 2014, at Mandaly Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, returning to the city they originally honeymooned....

    June 15, 2014

  • Curry, Kirby wed

    Tiffany Joy Curry and Trey Kirby, both of Noble, exchanged wedding vows May 10, 2014, at the Old United Design Building in Noble. The Rev. Scott Ward, of Noble, officiated the ceremony....

    June 8, 2014

  • Hawkins, Bowman tie the knot

    Caroline Lanham Hawkins and Lt. Matthew Henry Bowman were married Dec. 28, 2013, at Coles Garden in Oklahoma City. Pastor Rick Anthony officiated the ceremony....

    June 8, 2014

  • Browns celebrate golden anniversary

    The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Les Brown, of Norman, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary May 31, 2014, at the Ambassador Hotel in Oklahoma City, a gift from their children. This followed a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Baltic Sea ...

    June 8, 2014

  • Uptons celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Larry and Loreen Upton, of Norman, plan to celebrate their 50th anniversary Thursday....

    June 1, 2014

  • Harkers celebrate 40 years together

    Ralph and Linda Harker celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday....

    May 25, 2014