William Loyd Gowan and Mary Ruth North Gowan will celebrate 50 years together on May 30, 2013. He is a 1962 graduate of Corsicana ISD and she is a 1962 graduate of Blooming Grove ISD. They were married in Blooming Grove in 1963.
After they married the couple traveled the United States for many years following Loyd’s job with Mobil Oil Company. In 1978 he quit Mobil and started Loyd’s Welding and Fabrication, Inc. located in Blooming Grove. They both work at what remains a family owned and operated business today as well as run the family farm.
Daughter Marlyn and her husband Tim Boyer with their children Naomi and Jacob; and son Bill and his wife Stephanie Gowan with their children Allyson, Colton, and William Caden join with extended family and close friends to honor Loyd and Mary.