Robert “Bob” and Judith (Brown) Partney celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party given in their honor by their five children. Bob and Judy met through their families while he was in the U.S. Army and married after he came home from the service. They were married Dec. 19, 1953, at the St. Johns Church in Tillamook.
After six years of military service, Bob worked as a logger in the Tillamook area before he began a 34-year career as a meat cutter.
Judy had a full career as a homemaker and loving wife, and mother to their children Tracey, Scott, Nancy, Roberta “Bobbi” and Steven.
Bob built a home in Bay City, and in 1963, the family moved to Eugene and then Creswell while Bob worked for Sherm’s Market. In December 1968, they made their final move to Coos Bay. Bob worked for 3 Boys Market, later McKay’s Market, as a meat cutter at stores in Coos Bay, North Bend, Bandon and Coquille. He retired in 1992.
Upon retirement, the couple used their boat to commercial fish. They switched from fishing to RVing and traveled around the states. They feel blessed to have gained many friends from all over the U.S. during their travels. The Partney family includes sons, Scott and Denise Partney of Coos Bay; Steve and Kristy Partney of North Bend; daughters, Tracey Erichsen of Coquille, Nancy and Danny Jones of Coos Bay, and Bobbi and Clifford Thompson of Seattle, Wash. They have 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.