Archive for Thursday, March 6, 2003

Austins celebrate 50th

March 6, 2003

L.D. and Hellen Austin, De Soto, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
L.D. Austin and Hellen Daffer met in California while working in a munitions plant. They married March 7, 1953.
They have traveled throughout much of the United States and enjoy gardening, yard work and fishing.
L.D. retired from Butler/Bu-Con Construction and was a long-time employee of Santa Fe Engineers and D.F. Freeman. He currently has a small engine repair shop out of the garage of his De Soto home.
Hellen is a former employee of Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and DuPont. She enjoys quilting.
The couple's children are Patricia Keehn and Robin Keehn, both of De Soto; Evelyn Smith, Olathe; and Jim Austin, Overland Park.
They have eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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