SPECIAL OCCASION: Baker couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Published: Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 08:41 PM.

BAKER — Betty and Lucien LeMarchand of Baker will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends Aug. 10, 2013.

The couple was married Aug. 10, 1953 in Meridian, Miss.

Lucien worked at Eglin Air Force Base and retired in 1994 with more than 35 years of service.

Betty is a full-time wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is an active Daughters of the American Revolution member, and was instrumental in writing and compiling information for Okaloosa Heritage Books 1 and 2. She also volunteers at the Baker Block Museum.

The LeMarchands are Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and North Okaloosa Gideon Camp members. They also operate Adam's Birds, an aviary named for one of their grandsons.

The couple's children are Brenda and Woody Bullard of Gainesville, Barbara Griffiths of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Tina and Rex Cadenhead of Baker.

They have eight grandchildren, Christine, Melissa, Pam, Adam, Paul, Joshua, Jason and Kimberly. They also have eight great-grandchildren, Courtney, Clayton, Austin Tyler, Alexis, Allie, Lucien, Madeline and Austin Hayes. They are expecting their first great-great-grandchild in January 2014.

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