Shirley (LEQUEA) GRONINGER

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Shirley Lequea after graduating from high school, but before marriage to Benny Groninger. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 1950

Shirley Lequea is the daughter of Edith Lequea and the wife of Benjamin "Benny" V. Groninger. She was born November 14, 1931. Shirley and Benny were married June 7, 1952 and they own the Groninger home in Old Port (Turbett Township). After Benny's retirement in 1990 and while in good health, the Groningers spent Spring and Summer months at the Old Port residence.

During their working careers, Benny and Shirley resided at the following places: Baltimore and Bel Air, Maryland; Downingtown, Pennsylvania, Littleton, Colorado and Slidell, Louisiana.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 1949
Shirley's photo from her 1949 Lewistown High School Yearbook. Note that she says that she likes Port Royal. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 1950
Shirley sitting on the porch in Old Port. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 1952
Shirley on her wedding day, June 7, 1952.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 1952
GRONINGER WEDDING: Benny and Shirley's wedding on June 7, 1952. (Pictured l-r): Edith Lequea (Shirley's mother), Shirley, Benny, Bill (Benny's Brother), Marian, and Ben Groninger, (Benny's Parents)(Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 4/8/17 - Image Year: 1952
OFF TO THE HONEYMOON: Ben and Shirley - Married on June 7, 1952
Contributed by rkohler3 on 5/17/17 - Image Year: 1960
Shirley with her husband's grandmother, Rosa (Dimm) VanOrmer, mother of Marion Groninger. (From Ben Groninger's album. Submitted by his grandson, Randy Groninger.)
Contributed by rkohker3 on 5/4/18 - Image Year: 1960
BENNY & SHIRLEY AT CHRISTMAS DINNER (Photo submitted by son Randy who says that this is one of his favorite photos of his parents.)
Contributed by ray on 4/7/17 - Image Year: 2012
READY TO CELEBRATE: (from left) Jim McClure, Ben V. Groninger, Sandy McClure, Shirley Groninger at the Groninger home in Old Port. All are dressed and ready to attend the Tuscarora Valley High School Reunion and the beginning of the Port Royal Bicentennial Celebration. (Submitted by Randy Groninger)



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