Alfred and Mary Borm
Alfred & Mary Borm 60th Wedding Anniversary
July 2, 1958 was a typical hot, muggy summer night in the Houston area. In the small suburban town of Pearland, the Methodist Church was packed with friends and relatives come to witness the long-awaited wedding of Alfred Ervin Borm and Mary Elizabeth Long.
They were high school sweethearts who had been together through long years of college when they were apart a lot. When Alfred finished college they had been dating for five and a half years and it was time for them to marry. He was 20 years old and she was 19.
Just a few months later they began a great adventure as they moved far away to a new job in Seattle. They lived on the west coast a few years and moved back to Texas in 1962 when Alfred began graduate study at the University of Texas at Austin. Along with their two young children, Eric Alfred and Paula Noël, they moved to San Marcos in 1967 and have lived here ever since.
Over the years they helped one another to extend their education and together amassed two bachelor’s degrees, three master’s, one doctorate, and a CPA certificate. Mary founded and managed a highly successful CPA practice for many years while Alfred worked teaching mathematics and computer science.
They traveled a good deal in the USA with a camper trailer when the children were young. Later they went to more distant places on their own. They remain avid fans of the Texas Longhorn baseball team. In retirement, they still travel and hope this fall to visit two states of the three they have never seen. They greatly enjoy their two grandchildren and are active in various local volunteer programs.
They feel incredibly blessed to have 60 years of married life together, and so many friends met during their 51 years in San Marcos. They hope they may be granted many more happy years together.