Jeff and Edith Potter celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.
Jeff and Edith Potter celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The couple was introduced by the groom’s mother at a church in Wewoka, Oklahoma, when Jeff returned from service in the U.S. Navy at the close of WWII. The newlyweds made their first home in Wewoka before joining Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Division and being stationed at Fort Polk, Louisiana. While there, they welcomed their first child just prior to Jeff being deployed to Japan.
Back in Oklahoma, Mr. Potter went to work for the Magnolia Oil Company at Duncan, Oklahoma, and he and his bride lived and raised their family in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, before returning to Shawnee in 1963, where they owned and operated Rock Creek Grocery as well as Potter Realty.
The decade of the ‘70s saw the pair each beginning new careers, Jeff working as an over-the-road driver for Leeway, and Edith being employed by the State of Oklahoma. Since their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Potter have enjoyed traveling the U.S. in the RV, gardening, woodworking, sewing, and spending time with friends and family, especially their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple attends First Baptist Church of Shawnee.
The Potter family marked the happy occasion with a cookout and party themed “Love Lifts Us UP.” The couple’s children are Brenda Goode, of Shawnee; Marsha and Mike Mauldin, Owasso; David and Jaclyn Potter, Allen, Texas; and Susan and Terry Fendley, Shawnee.