George and Pat Edmondson of Keller, Texas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 4, 2013. A dinner party was hosted by their children and spouses at Ellerbes Fine Foods in Fort Worth. They shared the evening with the family and close friends.
Both George and Pat were born and raised in White Plains, NY. They met in White Plains on July 4, 1961 and married on May 4, 1963 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Both were graduates of White Plains High School, but never met as when George was graduating, Pat was entering high school.
George served in the US Coast Guard and upon finishing junior college was employed by IBM for 30 years before retiring. His job relocated the family from New York to California and finally Texas. He has enjoyed gardening and raising cattle while living in Keller. The couple has resided in Keller for 33 years.
Pat has held various positions during their 50 years together. Living in other states gave her opportunities to work for various companies. Most of her experience was in banking and finance. She retired from Edward Jones Investment Co. in 2007. Pat enjoys cooking for family and friends, especially on St. Patrick's Day when she can celebrate her Irish heritage.
Their children, Sandra, Debbie and Scott, and grandchildren, Logan and Lindsey, are the joy of their lives.
George and Pat enjoy cruising. Their favorite destinations include Alaska, Canada and New England. They will celebrate their 50th anniversary with a 10-day, round trip cruise from San Francisco, Calif. to Alaska later.
Published in the Star-Telegram on May 5, 2013