WATERTOWN — Donald R. and Doris E. Whitmore, Samaritan Summit Village, 22691 Campus Drive, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on the afternoon of Sunday, June 29, with family and close friends at Summit Village.
Mr. Whitmore, son of Raymond and Irene Whitmore, and Doris E. Putman, daughter of Leon and Leone Putman, were married on June 29, 1944, at the home of the bride’s parents in Philadelphia with the Rev. Howard Woodman officiating. Honor attendants were Eleanor Putman Henerson, Philadelphia, sister of the bride, and the late James D. Whitmore, brother of the groom.
Mr. Whitmore graduated in 1940 from Antwerp High School. He attended business school in Watertown and graduated from nurse’s aide training in 1977. He operated a farm for 33 years and worked for 10 years at the House of the Good Samaritan Hospital (now Samaritan Medical Center), Watertown. While farming, Mr. Whitmore worked at the Natural Dam Paper Mill. Following retirement from HGS, he was a certified home nurse’s aide in Florida, where Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore spent their winters. He enjoys attending entertainment and socializing at Summit Village and visiting with family members.
Mrs. Whitmore graduated in 1942 from Antwerp High School. She helped on the family farm, raised the couple’s family, took in foster children for many years and made wedding cakes for nearly 15 years. She enjoys word search puzzles, entertainment at Summit Village and visits from friends and family.
The couple has five children, Scott, Lacona, Gina Sansone, Springdale, Ark., Mrs. Ronald (Diane) Nier, Sackets Harbor, Mrs. Dennis (Barbara) Pennett, Greencastle, Pa., and Mrs. Charles (Margaret) Titus, Gouverneur; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.