70 years together

Friday, July 29, 2022 marked the 70th wedding anniversary of Robert Eugene (Bob) and Kathryn Torres Albin. Bob and Kathy, as their friends and family call them, both moved to Rockport in the late 1940’s with their families (Gene and Helen Albin, Ray and Waneta Torres). Bob is a 1948 graduate of Aransas County High School. Kathy graduated in 1952 from Rockport High School. Immediately after their wedding, the couple left for California for Bob’s world tour in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Hornet. Afterwards, Austin became home while Bob completed his college education while Kathy worked. She was awarded a “Ph.T” by Bob … a diploma for “Putting Hubby Through”. Over the years, the couple lived in Corpus Christi, Alice, Houston, Stone Mountain, GA, and finally, in 1978, they planted permanent roots back in Rockport. Bob and Kathy began a new chapter with ownership of Albin Exterminating. Upon retirement, their son Bobby and his wife Kathryn bought the operation and still run a successful Rockport business. For many years, Bob and Kathy enjoyed travels in their RV, especially to the cool temperatures of Colorado. Many friends and memories resulted from those fun times. Both have greatly enjoyed the beauty of Rockport -- birding, fishing, boating, and the beach with grandchildren. Many other great memories were made during the years they owned a cabin on Copano Bay. They were both active in their church, First Baptist of Rockport, until health concerns made it difficult to attend in person. Bob and Kathy raised a family of three - Linda Albin Scherrer, Paula Albin Reynolds, and Robert E. Albin, Jr. (Bobby). They enjoyed being very involved in their nine grandchildren’s lives, and now celebrate their 16 great-grandchildren. The love, devotion, commitment, faith in God, and determination both Bob and Kathy have shown throughout their 70 years of marriage has been an exemplary role model to their children and grandchildren, as well as to family and friends. A small, private gathering will be held to celebrate this very special occasion. However, friends can extend their personal congratulations if desired by way of a postcard to P.O. Box 486, Rockport 78381.

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