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Anniversary - Jerry and Jo Arrington

Jerry and Jo Arrington of Pagosa Springs will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Aug. 23, 2009.

Jerry Don Arrington and LaJuana Jo Steele were married Aug. 23, 1959, at the First Baptist Church, Levelland, Texas. The couple met at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.

Jerry worked 18 years in public schools in Texas, teaching choral music in junior and senior high school and as all school administrator. The last 32 years, Jerry has served as pastor or associate pastor in Baptist churches in Texas and Colorado, now serving as pastor of Arboles Baptist Church.

The couple has two married children: Joel Arrington and his wife, Ronnie, living in Bayfield, Colo.; and Jana Arrington Lee and husband, Jeffrey, living in Amarillo, Texas. Jerry and Jo are the grandparents of seven children.