and June Ator were married in a Navy Chapel at Anacostia Naval Station fifty
No. 404297 CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
I hereby certify that on this
14th day of July 1956, at U.S.
Naval Receiving Station Chapel, Roy Earl Ator and Margaret
June Wade were by me united in marriage, in accordance with the
license issued by the Clerk of the United States District Court for the
District of Columbia.
Signed: Rev. Barker
C. Howland, Commander, U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps
sons Richard and Ronald and daughter Robin live in the Lipan community.
Their first daughter, Carrie Ann, died as an infant
in 1959 and is buried in Evergreen cemetery. They
have several grand children.
Roy is a Lipan area native and attended school
in Lipan prior to entering the U. S. Navy in 1950 and serving in the Korean War.
June was born in
and grew up in
Pennsylvania. She served in the U. S. Army as a driver in
the Pentagon Motor Pool during the Korean War transporting families to
Arlington National cemetery for the interment of their loved ones returned from
the battlefields of
has been a cancer patient since January 1986. She passed away on June 11, 2012.
Roy had a quintuple bypass on February 14, 1998.
served on submarines and qualified both as enlisted and as an officer during
his last 12 years of Navy service. Following Navy retirement, he attended
University graduating in 1977 with a degree in Business
Administration. He went back to sea for several years as a marine geophysicist
traveling worldwide conducting offshore seismic surveys.
eventually “retired for good” in 1986 on
Tuggle Road west of Lipan. On July 14, 2011 they observed their 55th Anniversary.
Roy & June on Texas honeymoon
Upkeep edit on 2/19/13