Charlie and Helen Washburn celebrated 70 years of marriage recently.

Charlie and Helen Washburn celebrated 70 years of marriage recently.

Helen Richards and Charlie Washburn were united in marriage Aug. 21, 1948, at a private home in Shawnee.

Their children are Keith and Vickie Washburn of Shawnee, Ricci and Reta Head of Shawnee, and Kent and Melanie Washburn of Choctaw.

They have 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Charlie is a retired dairy farmer, and Helen is a homemaker.

Their church hosted a celebration Saturday, Aug. 18. They also have a private celebration with their children and children’s spouses at Mahogany Prime Steakhouse in Oklahoma City.