S: Gary and Dee - Our Story
BC: To the greatest parents ever! Your relationship and love for each other will always be a legacy for your children, grandchildren and beyond. You make us proud! Happy 50th anniversary. Love, Debbie, Shari, Diana and Andrea
FC: Ray and Jane Our Story
1: Mom and Dad, This day, we not only celebrate your 50th anniversary, but most importantly we celebrate the blessing of being sealed together as an eternal family. As you look through this book at all the wonderful memories, we hope you will know how grateful and blessed we feel that today you have given us one of the most important memories that we will have for eternity. We love you so much! Happy Anniversary!
2: Once there was a boy...... | He was born in Excelsior Springs, MO on August 5th, 1935. Known as "Coal Oil Johnny" and the best milkshake maker in town! As he grew, he became a strapping young man who worked on the freight lines docks in Salt Lake City, Ut, catching the attention of many girls!
3: When he turned 22, he joined the army, and was stationed in Orleans, France. It was there that a lady in the mess hall caught his eye........
4: Her name was Janie Stirton. She was born in ____, KS on July 20, 193_. Being a twin made life extra fun while growing up in a small town, but she knew that there were more adventures in life to be found, so........
5: She packed her bags and joined the Army! While working in the office one day, her secret admirer came to meet her. | They talked for 3 hours straight and found out they had a lot in common. It was complete bliss! There was only one problem. She had a boyfriend, (who just happened to be Yogi Berra's nephew) and she new she would have to break his heart. | Orleans, France
6: Being stationed in France made for some exciting dates that were perfect for an Army budget. Picnics in the park, skiing in the Alps, bus tours, religious retreats, and visiting castles and gardens were just a few of the romantic dates they went on,
7: They spent two wonderful years in France, but since Jane entered the Army 6 months before Ray, it was time for her to go home.
8: Many letters were written conveying their love for each other, but it was one letter in particular that caught Jane's attention and along with it came a little package.
9: She wrote back with the answer "yes!" and shortly after went to meet her new in-laws.
10: Ray and Jane were married on Mar 13, 1960, in Muscohtah, Kansas
11: Mr. & Mrs. Woods packed their bags and headed to Salt Lake City to start their new life together. They found a one bedroom apartment on South Temple that was close by their jobs which was perfect. That is, until a month later, when Jane unexpectedly announced that a one bedroom just wasn't going to be big enough anymore!
12: It's a Girl!!
13: Vicki Lynn Woods born Jan 23, 1961
14: Ray and Jane enjoyed watching Vicki grow up, thinking that she was going to be their only child, due to a medical condition called endometriosis that Jane had. But, when Vicki turned 9 years old, they had some important news to tell her!!!
16: Vicki became a big sister on Oct 30, 1969
17: to Brenda Lee Woods
19: At first Vicki was a little jealous of all the attention that Brenda got, but as they grew older..........
20: They grew closer!
22: We can't forget about Nikki, Popcorn,Toby, and Taffy. They were part of their family too!
26: And last, but definitely not least, another girl! Andrea Lynn Dougherty February 2, 1971
28: The 60's....
29: The 70's...
30: On the Ranch. . . .
31: Gary and Dee (aka Daddy and Mama)
32: Christopher Cyle Hughes | And here come the grandkids... First, born on April 27th, 1984
33: Travis Lane Hughes May 18, 1989
34: William Earl Swift III August 8, 1991 | "Billy"
35: Brandon Wesley Hughes August 14, 1991
36: Kayce Dee Swift November 12, 1993
37: Parker Harrison Brooks May 6, 1997
38: Allie Kate Brooks January 12, 2001
39: Griffin Shaw Vest November 3, 2001
40: The Hughes
41: Shari's Family
42: Diana's Family
43: Andrea and her kids...
45: COUSIN LOVE
46: Gary and Dee
47: (aka Papaw and Dee-Dee)
48: More fun with
49: Papaw and Dee-Dee
51: Christmas Holidays with the Dougherty's
53: Christmas in New York City 2006 and 2007
55: And most recently, Gary, Dee and the girls went on a cruise to celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss. Here's to many more!