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|Loyd and Warde Whiteman|
Loyd Robert Whiteman and Warde Rose Whiteman celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on July 24, 2008 with a family gathering at their home. Loyd and Warde met in 1948 on Oahu, Hawaii. Loyd was serving in the US Navy and Warde lived in Honolulu and worked in her family's Persian and Oriental Rug business. They were married in that same year and later moved to the mainland, living in California and Oklahoma before setting in Arizona in 1961.
Loyd worked as an independent truck driver for many years and later for the City of Phoenix, having retired in 1986. Warde worked for Salt River Project for 28 years, until her retirement in 1989.
Together, they have traveled extensively throughout the US by RV, making many special friends along their journey.
The couple have been an admirable and ste adfast couple, devoted to each other and their family, including son, Chance L. Whiteman and his wife, Barbara, and one daughter, Sharon Reeves and her husband George M. Lamberti, Jr. and grandsons Chance R. Whiteman, who is an elementary school teacher and assistant principal in the Valley and Joshua Reeves who, following in his grandfather's footsteps, is himself currently serving the U.S. Navy in Hawaii.
The couple has been an enduring blessing to theirfamily and friends, as well as a shining example of how fortitude, devotion and love can forge truly exceptional lives. We all congratulate them on their 60 years of marriage.
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