The couple were childhood sweethearts. They married June 9, 1956, in Fort Scott, Kan. They have three children, Dr. Mark Maguire and wife Lucie, of Kansas City, Mo.; Melissa Rutherford and husband Steve of Tulsa; and Melinda Nix and husband Richard, of Edmond, Okla. They have seven grandchildren, Douglas Nix and Suzanne Nix, both of Edmond; J.P. Rutherford and Anna Rutherford, both of Tulsa; and Lane Maguire, Brit Maquire, and Maz Maguire, all of Kansas City, Mo.
"Bud" Maguire retired in June 2006 after 41 years as a pediatrician in Tulsa. "Dee" Maguire is a retired teacher. She is a homemaker.