Jack and Dell Dewett married Aug. 12, 1955, in Portales, New Mexico.
They resided in Texas, where Jack worked as a machinist and their five children Terry, Mike, Rene, Carla and Steve were born.
In 1968 they relocated to the Rogue Valley and settled in Gold Hill, where they still live.
Jack worked for Medford Irrigation District, then as a grader operator for the State Highway Department and Jackson County Road Department, and then Oregon Forestry, where he retired after 20 years.
Dell went into nursing; first as a nurse’s aide. In 1974 she graduated from Southern Oregon University as a registered nurse and worked in various nursing facilities in the area. She retired in 1996 after 10 years at Rogue Valley Care Center as the director of nursing services.
Jack and Dell have 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.