Whites celebrating 70 years of marriage

Kimberly Rubio Assistant editor

As Marie “Dolly” White and Curtis White plan to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, Curtis is sure of two things: the greatest days of his life are the day he found Christ and the day Dolly agreed to his marriage proposal.

The pair has come a long way, especially considering when Dolly first met her future husband in grade school she didn’t take an immediate liking to him.

The couple met at San Perlita Elementary School during the Great Depression, when Curtis moved to the area to farm in 1939.

“His father passed away and he took over farming,” said the couple’s daughter, Carla Armour. “He also operated cotton pickers in west Texas. After his crops were out, he would take his pickers out to West Texas and pick for farmers out there.”

Dolly said she wasn’t smitten with him at first but took a liking to him after several get-togethers, which were hosted by common friends. When Curtis asked Dolly out on a date she agreed. The year was 1945.


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