Claremore Daily Progress


June 1, 2007

Ashbrooks celebrate 40th anniversary

Dean and Virginia Ashbrook of Claremore celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 27, 2007. The couple were married in Tahlequah, where both were attending Northeastern State University.

Dean and Virginia both graduated from NSU in 1969. They moved to Claremore in August of that same year to begin their teaching careers. Dean taught at Claremore High School until 1977. He went to work for Pixley Lumber for a summer job and has been with the company for 30 years.

Virginia was a secretary at Claremore High School for one year. She later taught school at Foyil High School. After the birth of their daughter, Deidre Anne, she worked as a substitute teacher for 20 years. For the last 17 years she has worked as a library assistant at Claremore High School.

Deidre is married to Jeff Culbert. They live in Mounds. Deidre teaches high school math at Beggs, and Jeff works for Spectec USA.

Dean and Virginia will celebrate their anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas later this month.

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