Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten - My Cousin Laurie and Paul Loken

My uncle Robert and aunt Doris Vander Putten had four children: Barbara, Loretta, Martha and Robert. This page is about Laurie and her family. - Elizabeth Anne VanderPutten

  Loretta aka Laurie VanderPutten was born in San Francisco on October 29, 1955. In the sweep of Western history, 1955 may not have been the most eventful year of the millennium. However, for global significance, Laurie's birth certainly beat out Mr. Eisenhower's becoming the 1st President to appear on color TV -- which is one of the few events most histories record for that year.
  A quarter century later, in Lubbock, Texas on November 8, 1980, Laurie married Paul Loken. Paul was finishing a tour of duty in the Air Force at the time. They stayed in Lubbock while Paul attended Texas Tech University. Their first daughter, Stephanie, was born there on August 2, 1982. (In October 2000, she became a TCU SuperFrog.)

  In December 1983, Paul graduated. The Lokens moved to Fort Worth where Paul took a position with General Dynamics as an Avionics software design engineer. He will celebrate his 16th year in January, 2000.

Andrea was born in Fort Worth on July 6, 1984. Laurie became a stay-at-home mom working part time when the two girls became school age and full time when Andrea hit high-school. She currently works in the Office of Sponsored Programs at TCU.