Jewell 50th anniversary – Entertainment & Life – Times Record
Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy D. Jewell Sr., residents of Fort Smith for over 35 years, are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were married on Dec. 20, 1969, in McAlester, Okla., at Second Baptist Church by the Rev. H.E. Casey. They met in 1957, when she was 5 and he was almost 7. Ten years later they became high school sweethearts and married in 1969, one week after he returned from Vietnam.
Dr. Jewell retired from Western Governors University in 2015. Mrs. Jewell, formerly Patricia Ann Weaver, worked for KFSM-TV for 27 years and retired as vice president of finance in 2015.
The couple has three sons, Jimmy Jr. of Carrollton, Texas, Jason and wife Stona of Porum, Okla., and Jerry Jewell of Fort Worth, Texas. They also have five grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
They celebrated with family and friends on Oct. 19, 2019, in the ballroom at the Knights of Columbus with a buffet dinner and musical entertainment provided by their children and grandchildren.