Mr. and Mrs. Harlen Seeliger celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Rum Runners restaurant in Cape Coral, Florida on a family vacation. In attendance were their daughter Rhonda Hampton and her husband Bob from Aleida, Texas and their son John Seeliger and his wife, Dimple Seeliger from Rancho Santa Fe, California. They feel lucky to have their children and the blessings continue with their grandchildren, Reed Hampton and his wife Mattie, Ryker Hampton, twins Jaiden and Keanu and Milaan Seeliger.
Harlen and Kaye were married in the United Brethren Evangelical Church in their hometown of Orlando, Ok. July 15, 1961. They established their home in Oklahoma City where Harlen worked for Kingwood Oil Company and Kaye worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
They moved to Ardmore on April 1, 1965 when Harlen went to work for Samedan Oil Corporation and established their first IT department. He became Vice President of Information Systems and retired on June 30, 1998 after 33 years with the company. In retirement, he enjoyed his 55, 56 and 57 Ford T-Birds, spending time on his farm and taking pictures.
After being a stay-at-home mom, in 1981, Kaye went to work for Associated Travel as a part-time travel consultant and found her dream job. In 1998, Kaye became Director of AAA Travel Agency, retired from full-time job in August 2012 and is now with AAA Travel in Outside Sales.
Harlen and Kaye are very active in Trinity Lutheran Church in Ardmore and Harlen has served as Congregation President and Elder for many years and Kaye has been Church Treasurer for the past 21 years. Kaye is very active with the Home and Community Education Association where she has planned and accompanied over 160 trips for the group. She was on the Hardy Murphy Coliseum Board of Directors and began serving on the Carter County Fair Board of Directors in 1988 and still is on it.
Kaye and Harlen enjoyed traveling the world, visiting over 50 countries and their favorite trips were Africa, Russia, the Baltic States, Australia, South America, Tahiti, China, Egypt and the Jordan and the 33+ cruises they’ve enjoyed.
We have been blessed with our children, our friends and our health and to be together for 60 years.