Thomas Colbaugh and Rebecca Toombs were married Feb. 10, 1943, in Estancia, N.M. They recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
Tom was discharged from the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II. In May 1946 they moved to Delta with their 2-month-old baby girl, Karen. Tom always said, “We never left Delta because we never could afford to. We have had a good life here, however.”
Tom became an auctioneer and owned and operated OK Auction. Rebecca was employed at the Delta County clerk and recorder’s office as a bookkeeper for five years. She was the clerk of Delta County Court for five years and a clerk for Delta Combined Courts for 10 years. Both Tom and Rebecca retired in 1987.blog comments powered by Disqus