Mary Lou and Charles Gene Looper of Mansfield were married on June 2, 1957 at First Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. They will be celebrating their 60th anniversary with a family dinner. They have two daughters and two sons-in-law, Becky and Bob Echols of Fayetteville, and Sheila and Brian Holstein of Mansfield. They have two granddaughters, Abigail and Hannah Holstein.

Mrs. Looper, the former Mary Lou Brewer, is a graduate of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and is a retired school teacher. She taught high school English in Springdale and Mansfield and taught kindergarten in Fort Smith and Greenwood. Mr. Looper, a graduate of the University of Arkansas, is a retired animal nutritionist and entrepreneur. He worked for Carnation, established his own businesses of Looper Feed Mill and Looper Photography in Mansfield, and has worked as an independent business consultant.