Simmons — 50th

Stan and Sherry Simmons of Denison celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday.

The couple married June 2, 1962 at the First Presbyterian Church in Durant, Oklahoma. Officiating was the Rev. John Mueller.

Sherry Simmons was born in Frederick, Oklahoma, the daughter of Edward F. and Ruby Davis. She graduated from Durant High School and Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and was employed as an education specialist by the Department of Defense. She is a sustaining member of the Denison Service League, a member of the International Women’s Club, and a member and past president of Denison Performing Arts, Monodrama, the Presidents’ Council of Healthcare Auxiliaries, and the Texoma Medical Center Volunteers where she has volunteered for 37 years. She is a board member and immediate past president of the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers, Inc.

Stan Simmons was born in Brandywine, West Virginia, the son of W. Floyd and Martha Simmons. He graduated from Franklin High School in West Virginia and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. During his career with the U. S. Army, he served in Vietnam where he was twice awarded medals for heroism. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. After retirement from the Army, he was employed by Ed F. Davis, Inc., in Denison and Durant. He is an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Denison, a member and past president of Texoma Medical Center Volunteers, and board member of the Texas Association of Healthcare Volunteers, Inc.

The Simmonses are members of the First Presbyterian Church of Denison. They enjoy gardening , volunteering, and travel. They have two children — Scott Simmons of Austin and Summer Simmons of Plano.