Robert (Bob) S. and Brenda Burns Kellow were married March 3, 1961, in Dallas.
The couple met when both worked at Collins Radio Company. Mr. Kellow was an electronics engineer, and the future Mrs. Kellow was a librarian. He received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 1959, and she holds a degree in art history from the University of Texas at Dallas, graduating cum laude.
Mr. Kellow was born and reared in Jacksonville, Fla., until he moved to Richardson in 1959. He is the son of James C. and Martha Singletary Kellow. He retired in 1993 as director of light wave satellite communications from Collins Radio Rockwell International Alcatel Corporation after which he became an engineer for Andrews Corporation and later ASC Signal. He is still employed at ASC.
He has been interested in Amateur Radio Operations since he was 14 years old.
Mrs. Kellow is a native of Plano where she attended school and graduated from Plano High School. Her parents were Joe E. and Vergie Burns.
She left Collins Radio after the couple’s daughters were born. When the children were both in school, she went back to work teaching calligraphy at the Texas A&M Extension Service and calligraphy and art classes at Heights Recreation Center in Richardson.
Her hobby is genealogy. She has written a weekly genealogy column for the Plano Star Courier since 1995, Tracing Our Roots. She also taught genealogy at Collin College from 1995 to 2005.
Mrs. Kellow has authored several books and spoken regionally, nationally and internationally on genealogy.
When the Kellows reached their 49th anniversary, they began a year-long celebration of trips including a 28-day cruise from London to the eastern edge of Europe visiting Spain, Portugal, France, Monaco, Slovenia, Greece, Montenegro and Croatia before ending the cruise with a gondola ride in Venice, Italy. Next they sailed down the Danube River visiting all the countries from Frankfurt, Germany, Austria, Slovakia to Budapest, Hungary. They spent Christmas in Key West before visiting Hawaii, Alaska and Tahiti.
The couple has two daughters, Monique Reneé Kellow Quattromani and Veronique Elizabeth Kellow, and two active grandsons.
Mr. and Mrs. Kellow now live on family property overlooking Lake Lavon in St. Paul.