Nadine Badgley Fulbright Has Turned 80

Friends and family gathered on Saturday February 21st at the Lions Den in Springfield, Colorado to surprise Nadine Badgley Fulbright for her 80 th Birthday, which was a great occasion for us all to get together. Nadine's family and friends traveled from Georgia, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Colorado to join in the celebration,

It was no easy task to keep this celebration a secret, but Nadine was certainly surprised and honored. Once the shock wore off, Nadine and family enjoyed a lovely buffet and danced the day away to the music of Carl Fulbright and his son Scott, Son and Grandson of Nadine's husband, Marshall Fulbright. Nadine got to do three of her favorite things on her Birthday: spend time with family and friends, eat fried chicken, and dance every dance.

The tables were decorated with beautiful flowers, wired ribbon, balloons and tea-light candles in various shades of purple representing Nadine's birthstone, which is Amethyst.

Happy Birthday! Nadine. You have certainly been a shining star in all of our lives and we all aspire to be as active and healthy as you at 80. We love you!

In attendance were:

Nadine's Daughter Norma Jean Clifton and her husband Mike; her eldest grandson Michael Clifton, his wife Amy and Nadine's first Great-Granddaughter Abbey from Flagstaff, Arizona; her grandson Justin Clifton and his girlfriend Sonchia Jilek from Savannah, Georgia; Nadine's son Dennis Badgley and his girlfriend Linda Kays from Amarillo, Texas; LaVerne Hiner from Lawrence, Kansas; Russel Fry from Denver, Colorado; Nina Harris, Joe and Linda Zinser, Sami, Kali, and Kenzie Dennis and Jennifer Bowers from Dalhart, Texas; Darlene Harriman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Jim and Lana Geier from Trinidad, Colorado; Tim and Amy Fort, Peighton and Brock Martin from Lamar, Colorado; Rod and Cynthia Schemms from Guymon, Oklahoma; Mitchell and Laurie Harriman, Amber and Caden Skaggs from Keyes, Oklahoma; Richard and Betty Gardner, Bron Gardner and Terril Gardner from Keyes, Oklahoma; Craig and Jamie Barnes, Zach, Jodi, and Taos McIntyre from Guymon, Oklahoma; Tim and Sherry Siler from Edmond, Oklahoma; Nick and Gerri Benigsen from Denver, Colorado; Ed and Connie Martinez from Denver, Colorado; Carl and Judy Fulbright, Scott Fulbright, Chris, Jody, and Aspen Fulbright from Pueblo, Colorado; Lee Fulbright from Kim, Colorado; Doyle, Viola, and Sharla Winters from LaJunta, Colorado; Jay, Tina, and Cory Pothour from Wiley, Colorado; Deryl and Wanda Cole from Levelland, Texas; Carolyn Bednar from Tulsa, Oklahoma; Marion Spradlin from Lindale, Texas.

Special Thanks to:

Dana Christie and Linda Porter of Dana's Delights in Springfield, Colorado for catering the delicious buffet

Lynda's Flowers and Gifts of Walsh, Colorado for the beautiful floral arrangements and balloons.

Pat Christie for the beautiful Birthday Cake

Carl and Scott Fulbright, who provided hours of musical entertainment.

Thanks to everyone who traveled from around the country to join in the celebration.