Leonard and Bonnie Richardson were honorees at a reception given to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The reception was held at the Cypress Glen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Arthur.

The reception was given by the Richardson’s children; Alma Nelson and Jimmy Richardson, both of Bridge City and Wayne Richardson of Clear Lake.

The centerpiece of the reception was the bride and groom cake topper from their wedding.

The Richardsons were married Nov. 4, 1948 in Kinder, La.

Leonard is a veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor. He retired from the Gulf Oil Port Arthur Refinery with 38 years of service as a Pipefitter and Storehouseman.

Bonnie is a homemaker. “She has really kept things going for the family. She has been a good wife and a good friend,” said Leonard.

Bonnie was asked why if Leonard returned home in 1945 they did not marry until 1946. “He was just slow,” said Bonnie.

In addition to their three children the Richardsons have four grandchildren; Kari, Paul, and Travis Nelson, and Bonnie Michelle Field, and one great-grandchild, Kellyn Nelson.

The Richardsons are members of First Church of the Nazarene in Orange.

Prior to Hurricane Ike the Richardsons were residents of Bridge City.