The beautiful three- tier anniversary cake and 50th topper were made by Patty’s sister, Sue (Allen) Calhoun. Attendees were Imogene Allen, Sue Calhoun, Bobby and Pearl (Sholar) Allen, Bobby Ray and Connie (Parker) Allen and son Justin Allen, Steve and Audrey (Allen) Scott and son Logan Scott, all of Cadiz, and daughters “Vicky” Frances Herndon and Susan Joy (Herndon) Hager, and grandson Gavin Chase Hager, all of Murray; and Joette (Hayden) Calhoun and Dorothy (Calhoun) Darnell, both of Benton.
The couple was married June 1, 1960 in Hopkinsville. Elder Darryl Martin Stewart officiated. Witnesses were best man Richard “Dick” Thomas, friend; and maid of honor Sue Allen, sister of the bride.
Jerry is the son of Mary Frances (Sholar) Herndon and the late Robert Vernon Herndon. He is a retired college English professor. Patty is the daughter of Imogene (Calhoun) Allen and the late Dennie Arnold Allen. She has been a stay-at-home, fully committed, full-duty mom.
The couple has seven children, Rose Lee (Herndon) Bonnell, Joel Allen Herndon, Jay Evers Herndon, Joanna Renae (Herndon) Williams, the late Melanie Ann Herndon, Victoria Frances “Vicky” Herndon and Susan Joy (Herndon) Hager; seven grandchildren, Joellah Herndon (Bonnell) Watson, Natalie Rose Herndon, Briana Jaelyn Williams, Isabelle Malena Williams, Victoria Sage Williams, Gavin Chase Hager and Sophy Camille Hager; and two great-grandchildren, Moroni James Watson and Xienna Marie Watson. Greetings can be addressed to the anniversary couple at: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Herndon, 3772 North Eisenhower Street, Cedar Valley, Utah 84013.