Bob and Fran Martin of Bedford celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 24th with a luncheon at Reata Restaurant in Fort Worth. Son, Craig Martin and his wife Celia, attended from Philadelphia along with daughter, Kerry Ford, her husband Jay, and grandsons, Jerrod and John Morgan Ford of Fort Worth. Eight of those at the luncheon were in their original wedding party on August 31, 1963 in Denton, Texas. In May, Bob and Fran celebrated with a 2 1/2 week trip to South Dakota, Yellowstone National Park, and the Grand Tetons. Bob and Fran were high school sweethearts before marrying.
They are currently active members at First Baptist Church of Hurst and Bob will begin his 46th year of teaching math at Tarrant County College this fall.
Published in the Star-Telegram on September 1, 2013