Alves-Jones 50th Anniversary Sunday, October 13, 1963 Gloria Alves of Seguin, TX and Steve Jones of Everett, WA were united in marriage at Cross Church in Seguin, TX. The couple settled in Austin in 1968 until 2010 when they retired to Seguin. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary they were honored by their children Denise and Ronnie and grandson JD Whatley and Allen and Shaun Hardwick-Jones with various family events throughout the entire weekend. Friday night dinner brought the surprise arrival of Steve's sister Kathy and Doug Sheel from Wisconsin and his niece Katie and Ben Woodard from Washington. Sunday, October 13, 2013 a luncheon was held at El Patio Restaurant in Austin, TX where the couple went on their first date. The Joseph Family graciously agreed to open on Sunday for a private party to celebrate this special occasion. There was a small party of friends including several members of the Joseph Family in attendance that have been significant to the couple in various ways over the past 50 years. A trip to Chicago is planned for later.
Published in the Austin American-Statesman on February 3, 2014