Russell and June Slater of El Dorado will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1. Russell Slater and Bonnie June Osburn met after Russell came home from the service. He returned to his job at McKesson and Robbins in Wichita where June was working as a secretary. They were married on Jan. 1, 1949 in Wichita.
Russell worked as a telephone repairman/lineman with Wheat State Telephone Co. in Potwin for 25 years. June was a homemaker as well as a part time librarian in Potwin.
They have three daughters, Kathleen Monroe (Kevin), Julie Mosiman (Bret) and Lori Erasmus (Philip), and three sons, Wayne Slater (Diane), Keith Slater (Cheryl) and Alan Slater. They also have 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.