Vernon and Shelba Ruddick of Alvord celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner event hosted by their children and grandchildren June 30, 2012, at Fred Meyers Banquet Hall in Bridgeport.
Vernon and the former Shelba Pate were married June 30, 1962, at Sunnyland Assembly of God Church in Houston.
Their children are Noel Ruddick and wife, LeeAnn, of Chico, Wesley Ruddick and girlfriend, Donna Martin, of Alvord, Marie “Pris” Potter and husband, Randy Sr., of Decatur and Andi Purkins and husband, Randy, of Nevada, Texas; grandchildren Whitney Buckner and husband, Curtis, Jordan Chandler, Shelbie Chandler, Cheyanne Ruddick, Katlin Purkins, Kaleb Purkins, Kolton Purkins, Ryan Ruddick, Cassie Martin and Sarah Martin; and great-grandchildren Madyson Buckner and Creese Buckner.
Vernon is a retired self-employed truck driver and is a shop supervisor for Got To Go Solutions in Chico.
Shelba is retired. Both are members of The Father’s House in Decatur and do jail ministry at Lindsey State Jail in Jacksboro.