Janice June Hart and Dick Neale were married Aug. 3, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Gunnison. The Delta residents are celebrating 50 years of marriage.
Dick was born and raised in Delta. He graduated from Delta High School in 1957 and attended Western State College. Janice was born in Medicine Lodge, Kan. She graduated from Gunnison High School and Grace Bible College in Omaha, Neb. She also attended Western State College.
Dick and Janice met in Gunnison in 1961 and were married in 1963. They have three daughters, Joy Thompson and husband Larry of Eckert, Michelle Ownby and husband Mark of Delta, and Becky Sanchez of husband Ray, also of Delta. They also have seven grandchildren.
The Neales served the First Baptist Church of Gunnison for six years and pastored Garnet Mesa Baptist Church in Delta for 38 years. They retired in June 2010. Janice plays the piano and organ in church and has directed church choirs in the past. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Dick teaches a Sunday school class and likes to fish, hunt, work on cars and play the classical guitar.
Loving and serving God together has always been their first priority.blog comments powered by Disqus