Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


July 23, 2011

Allard 50th Anniversary

Corsicana —

Leon and Carolyn Allard celebrated July 22, 2011 as their 50th wedding anniversary, with a celebratory dinner at The Reata Restaurant in Ft. Worth. They were joined for the celebration by their son Brad Allard, his wife Robin, and two grandchildren Hayden and Sarah of Burleson, and daughter Amy Green, husband Michael, and two grandchildren Taylor and Ava of Mansfield.

Leon, originally from Hobart, Okla. and Carolyn, a native Dallasite, met in Abilene while attending Hardin Simmons University. They were married at the home of the bride’s parents, Jack and Pauline Brumley, in Dallas.

After their wedding on July 22, 1961 the newlyweds moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to fulfill Leon’s military commitments. While at Fort Bragg, they had a son, Bradley Wayne, June 27, 1962. The family returned to Texas in 1963, where Leon began to pursue his career in accounting and financial management. They had their second child, a daughter named Amy Louise, July 16, 1965.

Leon began a 25-year commitment with Gifford Hill in early 1966, eventually being promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Carolyn received her degree in nursing in 1978 from Texas Women’s University in Denton and worked as a registered nurse at Plano General Hospital. Through Leon’s financial expertise, both children were able to attend Baylor University in Waco and earn their Bachelor’s degrees there.

After Leon’s retirement from Gifford Hill, the Allards moved to Ennis to be closer to Carolyn’s parents. Leon worked with the Navarro County Chamber of Commerce in the area of small business counseling for eight years. The Allards moved to their current home in Corsicana in early 2000.

They are active members of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana, and enjoy traveling in their RV.

All of their achievements were made possible through the love they have shared with each other, their family and friends. This example of true love and a happy marriage has been invaluable to all who have known them. As stated in Proverbs 21:21: He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.

Text Only
  • Kilcrease 50th Anniversary (after) Kilcrease 50th Anniversary

    Donna Allen and Joe Dan Kilcrease were married March 27, 1964 at the First Methodist Church in Kerens.

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kral 60th Anniversary Kral 60th Anniversary

    Bob and Willa Kral celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27, 2014.

    February 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Richards 50th Anniversary Richards 50th Anniversary

    Fred and Rosellan Richards celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22, 2014.

    February 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Rawson 60th Anniversary Rawson 60th Anniversary

    Jack Rawson, formerly of Corsicana, and Velma Jane Conklin, formerly of Ellendale, MN, will celebrate their 60th wedding  anniversary on Feb. 26, 2014 in Austin.

    February 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marrs 55th Anniversary Marrs 55th Anniversary

    Dutch and Loudine Marrs were married Feb. 2, 1959 and will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with their family at an anniversary dinner.

    January 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Reeves 50th Anniversary Reeves 50th Anniversary

    Alvis Reeves and Dolores Beasley were married Dec. 28, 1963 in Shamrock, Texas.

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hurst 50th Anniversary Hurst 50th Anniversary

    On Jan. 18, 1964, TC and Ann Hurst were married in Fort Worth.

    January 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kelly 32nd Anniversary Kelly 32nd Anniversary

    Elbert and Diann Kelly were married Jan. 13, 1982 and will celebrate their 32nd Wedding Anniversary on Jan. 13, 2014 with their faimly at an anniversary dinner.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Green Ninth Anniversary Green Ninth Anniversary

    Marcus and Trina Green celebrated their Ninth wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2014, New Year’s Day.

    January 3, 2014 2 Photos

  • Harwell 50th Anniversary Harwell 50th Anniversary

    David Amos Harwell and Carol Ann Moore Harwell are celebrating 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013.

    November 22, 2013 1 Photo

AP Video
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing
NDN Video
Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Don't Be A Tattletale: Bad Bullying Tips For Students Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday The trillest thoughts on marijuana "RHOA" Star Charged With Battery Grizzly Bears Get Snowy Birthday Party Weatherman draws forecast when another technical glitch strikes WGN Elizabeth Olsen's Sexy Shoot Bay Area Teen Gets Prom Date With Help From 'Breaking Bad' Star Boston Bomb Scare Defendant Appears in Court Behind The Tanlines Jersey Strong Part 1 WATCH: Women Fight To Marry Prince Harry! Jenny McCarthy Engaged to "New Kid" Kate and Will Land in Oz O’Reilly Launches Preemptive Strike Against CBS Pixar Unveils Easter Eggs From its Biggest Movies Baby Sloths Squeak for Their Cuddle Partners in Adorable Video
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates