H.R. No. 873
         WHEREAS, A 50th wedding anniversary marks a lifetime of
  mutual devotion and shared experiences, and Eli and Vicky Clifton
  of Canton celebrated this joyous milestone in their marriage on
  March 1, 2013; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton were joined in matrimony in
  1963 at a ceremony held in Dallas; through the years, they have been
  blessed with a treasured family that includes 3 children, Lori
  Reese and her husband, Andy, Cherri McIlheran and her husband,
  Mark, and Stephen Clifton and his wife, Julie, as well as 13
  grandchildren; and
         WHEREAS, Respected members of their community, Mr. Clifton is
  an army veteran and a deacon who has worked for Contran Corporation
  since 1984, and Mrs. Clifton is a retired medical office manager; in
  addition to meeting their work and family responsibilities, they
  have been valued members of their church and helped to found Beverly
  Hills Christian School; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton have enjoyed half a century of
  abiding love and affection for each other, and they are among an
  exceptional group of men and women who can claim such a lasting
  commitment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Eli and Vicky Clifton on their
  golden wedding anniversary and extend to them sincere best wishes
  for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Clifton as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 873 was adopted by the House on March
  27, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House