William (Bill) and Marilyn Budd of Springfield celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, October 10 at Poe’s on the Hill with family and friends. Bill and the former Marilyn Boehme were married on October 9, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield.
Bill and Marilyn are both graduates of Gillespie High School where they were high school sweethearts. They both retired with 35 years of service from the State of Illinois in December of 2000. Bill retired from Secretary of State and Marilyn retired from the Environmental Protection Agency.
They are the parents of one daughter, Jennifer (Gary) Frank of Athens. They have been blessed with three grandsons, Christian, Micah, and Asher Frank.
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