Taylor and Billings
Together with their families, Mary Taylor and Dustin Billings would like to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Nancy Taylor and Brian Taylor of Wichita, KS. She is a 2006 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel HS in Wichita. She graduated from KU with an accounting degree in 2010. The future groom is the son of Doug and Brenda Billings. He is a 2005 graduate of LHS. He graduated from KU with a degree in information systems. Mary is a trade accountant with Koch Industries. Dustin is an application analyst with Ascension Health information Services in Wichita, KS. The couple plan to reside in Wichita after their wedding planned for September 27, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Gay Anne Galbraith and Michael John Doudoroff were married August 17, 1963 in San Marino, California. They lived for two years in Menlo Park, CA while Michael completed graduate studies and Gay taught high school. They moved to Lawrence in 1965 when Michael joined the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Gay has served as a volunteer in various organizations, particularly Headquarters Counseling Center. Their son Martin, a 1989 LHS graduate, and daughter-in-law Sandy live in New York City.
Eric J. and Amy Gruber recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a fantastic, week-long road trip to Eureka Springs and Little Rock, Ark. The couple married July 26, 2003, at Christ Community Church, Lawrence, Kan. They have two daughters: Ember, 6; and Remi, 4. Eric is a web developer for the City of Olathe, Kan., and also an author for O’Reilly Media. Amy teaches at her own preschool, Tiny Tykes Playcare, which is ran out of the couple’s home in Lawrence.
A family dinner will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Byron and Delores Delaney. Beverly Byron Delaney and Delores Tillie Soendker were married on August 21, 1963, in Kansas City, MO, by the Rev. Ralph Roland. The couple lived in Kansas City until they moved to Lawrence in 2012. Delores is a native of Wellington, MO, and graduated from Wellington-Napoleon High School. Prior to marriage, Delores worked at Peck’s Department Store in Kansas City. Byron graduated from Hartford High School in Hartford, KY. He worked as an accountant, and retired from the City of Kansas City, MO. Family members include Delores’ siblings and their spouses: Carol and Victor Carr, Lawrence; Fern and Robert Thomann, Independence, MO; and Arlen and Jane Soendker, Wellington, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Cards and greetings would be appreciated, and may be mailed to 916 N. Gunnison Way, Lawrence, KS 66049.