Clifton and Ila May (Word) Swinney of Brownwood, Texas, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 28, 2014. They were married May 28, 1954, in Brownwood at her parents home.

His parents were the late R.D. and Choltille Swinney of Comanche and her parents were the late Clyde and Edna Word of Brownwood and Fort Stockton. Her sister is Dottie Layman of Brownwood.