Dick and Terry Killingsworth, 10-year residents of Oakhurst, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 3, 2013. They first met on the campus of Trade Tech College in Los Angeles on Jan. 5, 1963 where Terry was working as a registrar for the upcoming semester. Waiting patiently in line, Dick, had little knowledge that his life would soon change forever. They took one look at each other and it was love at first sight. They were married on Aug. 3, 1963.
Before they were married, Dick graduated from Hollywood High School and enlisted in the United States Navy where he was assigned to the U.S.S. Boxer. Later he became part of the Specialized Service Team for the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
During these years Terry graduated from Saint Mary's Academy and went on to study at Metropolitan Business College. After getting married, and giving birth to their first child, Terry became a full-time mother and homemaker.
The long-time couple gave birth to three children Karen, Mark and Michele who have provided them with the gift of four grandchildren Tony, Angela, Hanna and Ciera.
The Killingsworth's lived in Simi Valley for 38 years before they retired, in 2003, to Oakhurst and now spend much of their time volunteering at Fresno Flat's Historic Park and enjoying the Mountain Area community. The Killingsworth's were recently awarded the Fresno Flat's Volunteers award and were last year's Heritage Days Parade Grand Marshals. Terry is active with the Mountain Bear Club and enjoys spending time with her Native American basket making class.
The couple renewed their vows at Our Lady of the Sierra Catholic Church on Saturday, Aug. 3 and spent their second honeymoon in the Napa-Sonoma area.