Tracy and Dorothy Brown of Gerald will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Dec. 18, 2017. Mr. Brown and the former Ms. Ware were united in marriage in Arkansas Dec. 18, 1948.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown both taught school in the Parkway School District in St. Louis County. Later in his career, Mr. Brown became the principal at Parkway South Junior High, a position he held for 16 years, until his retirement in 1980. Following his retirement, the Browns moved full-time to their Gerald farm, Hidden Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown have one daughter, Yvonne (Brown) Byrne, and son-in-law, Michael, of Union. They have two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.