Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Dunn recently celebrated 61 years of marriage, on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. The couple enjoyed a delightful Texas-style dinner with close family members in attendance, including sons Shaun Dunn of Fort Worth and Kevin Dunn of Austin.

Mr. Dunn, now retired, received his pharmacy degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He practiced pharmacy for 59 years, owning both the Palace Drug Store and the Woodland Heights Pharmacy. He was a two-term member of the Brownwood ISD Board of Trustees, as well as serving on the Board of the Brownwood Country Club and acting as a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Dunn, now retired, graduated from Howard Payne University, with academic certifications in business and art education. She taught secondary art for Brownwood ISD for 16 years, during which time several of her students received prestigious awards.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Dunn share a love of travel, fishing, gardening, and playing bridge. Their many U.S. journeys have covered the gamut from "airplane to Airstream" and from "fall foliage to Florida beach." The couple has been heavily involved in the WBCCI Airstream Club for years. Several European jaunts with their sons were international highlights, as were trips to visit close family friends in Scotland and England.

Mr. Dunn, an avid golfer, enjoyed the local courses whenever his schedule permitted and truly loves the sport of golf. Mr. Dunn favors sports of every kind, both as a participant and a spectator. He has been a loyal member of the Llano River Fishing Club, the Texas Pharmaceutical Association, and the Central Texas Pharmaceutical Association.

Mrs. Dunn's genealogical research led her to being documented and validated as a member of the First Families of Texas, an honor only offered to Texans whose ancestors resided in the state when it was still the Republic. Mrs. Dunn's great-grandfather, Tilmon Kimsey Seago, established Seagoville, Texas, before arriving in Comanche County in 1884. Mrs. Dunn is also a member of the Pecan Valley Genealogical Society, the Hearts and Hands Needlework Club, and the Texas Retired Teachers Association.

Robert E. Dunn and Patsy Jean Hunt were married at the Early First Baptist Church in 1950 and have been blessed with wonderful family and friends in the 61 years that followed.