Mr. and Mrs. Tom and Marty Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 1, 2014 with a quiet dinner for two.
Thomas E. Smith and the former Martha F. Goff were married on April 1, 1964, in 29 Palms, Calif.
The couple resided in Oceanside, Calif. until Tom finished his tour with The United States Marines. Tom and Marty then moved to Durango, Colo., then later, Farmington and Aztec, N.M., until Marty retired from the New Mexico School System after 25 years and Tom retired from 41 years of Law Enforcement.
Tom and Marty moved to Lipan, in 2008. They have two children; son, Matthew Smith and wife, Jovonna, of Aztec, N.M., and daughter, Laura Coates, of Lipan. Tom and Marty also have three grandsons; Thomas, Michael and Wyatt.
When not traveling back and forth from Texas to New Mexico, visiting family and friends, Tom and Marty enjoy traditional country music, reading and each other’s company.