Roy and Lucille Foreshee of Marietta celebrated their 65th anniversary Sept. 10 with a dinner with their family.
They were married in Piggott, Ark. on Sept 10, 1948.
They are the parents of four daughters: Janice (Dan) Rymer of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Williamstown; Peggy Heiney of Houston; Lois (Ray) Neville of Marietta; and Juli (Tom) Bainbridge of Dayton.
They have eight grandchildren: Heather (Troy) Thompson of Denver, Colo; Scott Rymer of Durango, Colo.; Matthew and Lou Heiney of Houston; Joshua, Jacob and John Archer of Marietta; and Benjamin Wacksman of Dayton.
They have two great-grandchildren: Ryan and Alex Thompson of Denver.
He began his engineering career in 1951 after receiving a bachelor’s in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois. He worked at Shell Oil refinery in Woodriver, Ill., for a year and a half, then at Union Carbide’s nuclear plant in Paducah, Ky., for seven years during the startup of that plant. He then worked at UCC’s uranium ore processing facility in Uravan, Colo., for the next seven years and then transferred to UCC’s metals plant here in Marietta for 18 years. He earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering at Ohio University.
He then worked the last four years before retirement at the Eveready Plant as the plant manager. He retired in 1985. After retirement from Eveready, he continued working and consulting in the United States and abroad. He worked for a year as the plant manager of Gulf Chemical and Metallurgical Co. in Freeport, Texas, finally retiring again in 1988.
He joined the Marietta Noon Rotary in 1981 and has been an active member since that time. After becoming familiar with Safetytown in Marietta, he and his wife took the program of Safetytown to Freeport, Texas, beginning a satellite program there, which is still running today. In 1990, the Foreshees with their oldest daughter, Jan Rymer, took Safetytown to Durango, Colo., where the program is still running.
She is a full-time mother and housewife, and also served as a Girl Scout leader and photographer for the Scouts. She served on the Southeastern Girl Scout council for more than 30 years. She was also involved with establishment of the Devola swimming pool.