Roy and June Ator were married in a Navy Chapel at Anacostia Naval Station fifty years ago.


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

 Their 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 West Virginia and grew up in West Springfield, 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 Korea.

 June has been a cancer patient since January 1986. She passed away on June 11, 2012. Roy had a quintuple bypass on February 14, 1998.

  Roy 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 Tarleton State 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.  

They 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

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Upkeep edit on 2/19/13