David and Rebecca Deopere Anniversary


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Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2012, 11:22 am
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David and Rebecca Deopere, Rock Island, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary, Dec. 27.
Rebecca Margrave, Springfield, Va., and Mr. Deopere, East Moline, were married Dec. 27, 1972, at Christ United Methodist Church, East Moline.
Dave and Becky met at a Red Cross party at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. in 1971. After enjoying five years together in the D.C. Area, the couple moved back to Dave's home town and have two children, Scott and Beth Deopere.
Dave has been the president of Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health for the past 27 years. Becky enjoyed working for Rock Island school district 41 and retired in 2007. She had a passion for working with children and loved working in the school system.
They currently enjoy spending time with Dave's parents, Donald and Helen Deopere whom will be celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary this January.
They have three grandchildren. Rebecca is a member of South Park Presbyterian Church in Rock Island.












 




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