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Couples announcements November 2, 2013




Charles and Peggy, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this month with family. Charles Tidd and Winifred (Peggy) Swain were married at the home of Bud and Helen Best November 2nd 1963. Charles worked 32 years for Kansas University and retire in 1995. Peggy worked 40 years as a cashier and retired from Hy-Vee #2 in February 2013. The couple have a son, Terry C. and his wife Lesa; 2 granddaughters, Heather Brethelsen and husband Jacob; Kirsten Tidd, a student at Fort Hays State University; and a puppy named Jack.



Lieutenant Colonel (Retired Army) Jim & Joyce Berry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 14, 2013. They were married in Pittsburg, KS & met when they attended Pittsburg Sr High School. Jim is the son of Ralph “Wild Red” Berry, professional wrestler, & followed in his fathers’ footsteps for a short time prior to his entrance in the United States Army. Jim & Joyce were stationed in many places during his 20-year military career, including Missouri, France, Georgia, Alabama, Texas, California, & Kansas. Jim also served tours in Korea & Vietnam where he was awarded The Bronze Star. Jim graduated from Pittsburg State & holds masters’ degrees in education & business administration. His military education includes the Command & General Staff College. After his retirement from the Army, he was a Special Agent for the Department of Defense & later the Sr. Military Instructor for the Military Magnet High School in Kansas City. Joyce considers herself a homemaker, care provider for her three grandchildren but was also a seamstress & Creative Memories Consultant for many years. Jim & Joyce have three children together; Jamie, Diana & Daniel & three grandchildren. The couple maintain homes in Lawrence & Pittsburg KS.


Dunfield and Thompson

Lee Dunfield (LHS class of 2001) and Amanda Thompson were married on July 6, 2013 at the Chapel in the Ohio Village of the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH. Parents of the bride are Marty and Carol Stromer of Columbus, parents of the groom are Pat Graham and David Dunfield of Lawrence. The couple, both registered architects, reside in Cincinnati, OH.


Paquin and Wells

Christine Paquin, daughter of Terry and Bob Paquin of Shelburne, Vermont, and Nat Wells, son of Bonnie and Kim Wells of Lawrence, were married on October 12 at the All Souls Interfaith Gathering in Shelburne. Judge Paul Oetken of the Federal District Court in New York officiated. The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain on the Burlington, Vermont waterfront. Christine and Nat met at Dartmouth College from which both graduated in 2009. Christine received her law degree from Duke University in 2012 and until September served as a law clerk to Judge Oetken. She is an associate with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. Nat is an associate for credit risk management at Goldman Sachs. The couple resides in New York City.

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