ADA — Mr. and Mrs. Jon Max Ross celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 17, 2011. Jon Ross and Margie Cottingham were married in First United Methodist Church Dec. 17, 1961, in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. J. Glore Reneau. After the wedding, the couple honeymooned in Texas and Mexico.
Staying true to their lifelong passion for travel, the couple has spent the last few months celebrating their anniversary with travels to Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. They plan to spend Christmas in California. The finale celebration of their golden anniversary will take place on a cruise to Hawaii in early 2012.
The couple have two children, Shelley and Jim Hamby of Ada, and Max Ross of Palm Springs, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Ross have been blessed with the following grandchildren: Kuira Ross, Jonathan Ross, Alison and Scott Raymer, Elizabeth and Philip Thompson, Kathryn Hamby and fiancé Chris Conrady. Great-grandchildren include Jacy and Sasha Raymer.
During their 50 years of marriage the couple has lived all over the United States (New Mexico, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and Nevada) but have chosen to retire in their hometown of Ada, Okla.