Bud Crothers and Doris Wray were united in marriage on June 15, 1961 in Thurman. Bud was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and returned there for a short while to finish his service to the Army. Doris stayed behind in Gallipolis and worked at Holzer Hospital. When Bud returned from his military service they began their life together.
They moved to Atlanta, Ga. Bud had a successful career with PACCAR Parts and Doris retired after a successful career with JC Penney Parts Distribution. Bud and Doris are blessed with two children and five grandchildren who they love dearly.
They have been avid travelers and have seen 49 of the 50 United States. They have also visited other countries. They say their many road trips have been a great time for their marriage and is one of the many reasons why their marriage has flourished. They also enjoy spending time with family and friends and attend their local church when it is possible to do so.