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Benton 60th Anniversary

Bob and Dede Benton recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Martha's Vineyard, MA.

Bob and Dede were married July 27, 1951 in Erick, OK.After serving time in the US Navy, Bob completed his degree in pharmacy at Southwestern State University, Weatherford, OK.When the family moved to Denton in 1962, Dede took advantage of living in a college town and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music at Texas Woman's' University.

Bob retired as chief pharmacist, Denton State School and Dede retired as Staff Accompanist at TWU.Dede also retired as organist at First Baptist Church, but now is organist at Denton Bible Church, where they are members.Since retirement, both have been active volunteers in the community.

The Benton family includes Bill and Linda Benton, John and Kathy Benton, and DeAnn and Brian Briscoe as well as seven grandchildren and two grandsons-in-law.Bill and John earned degrees at UNT and DeAnn is a graduate of TWU.