Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Simons

Pam and Dolph Simons

In the summer of 1951, she wore a blue striped swimsuit as she enjoyed her quiet solitude while sitting on the end of a dock on Gull Lake in north central Minnesota. He, taking a weekend break with some football teammates, roared by in a speed­ boat and nearly broke his neck as he tried to get a closer look at the beautiful girl sit­ ting on the end of the dock. After a de­termined courtship, Pamela Counsellor and Dolph Simons were joyously mar­ried in Rochester, Minnesota on Febru­ ary 7, 1952 in a fierce snow storm.
Their wedding was held at Calvary Epis­copal Church nestled beside the Mayo Clinic, with a recep­tion following at the home of her parents, Dr. Virgil S. and Mrs. Gladys Counsellor. After the wedding, they began their mar­riage with a road trip to California as Dolph continued his military service with the United States Marine Corps at El Toro Marine Air Sta­tion. After their ten­ure in California, Pam and Dolph re­turned to Lawrence, with employment stints for newspapers in London, England and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pam and Dolph are the proud parents of their four children, Pamela A. Simons of Fort Collins, Color­ado, Linda S. de Menocal (married to Daniel C.) of Bed­ford, New York, Dolph C. Simons III (married to Lisa M.) of Lawrence, and Dan C. Simons (married to Trisha L.), also of Lawrence. The joys of their lives are their 8 grandchildren: Emily de Menocal of McLean, Virginia, Crosby de Menocal of Lenexa, Jane de Menocal of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, Briahn Si­mons of Fort Collins, Colorado, Dan Si­mons, Jr. of Lawrence, Kate Si­ mons of Lawrence, Elizabeth Simons of Charleston, South Carolina and Whit­ney Simons attending SMU in Dallas, Texas. In their pray­ers, they give thanks for every day of the short life of their much-­loved grand­ daughter, Jennifer Si­mons.
Over the years, they have both been active in supporting many worthy causes within the com­munity and for Kan­sas University. On Tuesday, they celeb­rated their 65th wed­ding anniversary with their family.

Anniversary

Renolds

Sharon and Bill Reynolds

Sharon and Bill Reynolds are happy to announce their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Highland Park UMC in Topeka, February 11, 1967, by the Rev. Virgil Brady who noted it was the first real marriage he officiated as a minis­ter.
Sharon is the former owner of Broers Flower Shop in Eudora and Owens Flower Shop in Lawrence. She still enjoys working part­time at Owens; and is also a board member for the Lawrence Hidden Val­ ley Committee. Bill re­ tired as the Lawrence Postmaster in 2003 after a 36 year career with the postal Service. He was a volunteer at Eagle Bend until 2015; and is a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club and the board for Warm Hearts of Douglas County.
Bill & Sharon have two children, Cris Bandle (Jeff ) Lawrence and Greg Reynolds (Angie) Overland Park; and six grandchildren. They will celebrate with a family dinner on the 11th and an an­ niversary trip to New Zealand and Australia later in the year. They want to sincerely thank the family and friends who helped make their marriage a success.

Engagement

Walker and Harvery

Tom and Leslie Walker of Littleton, Colorado announce the engagement of their daughter Erin A. Walk­ er to Benjamin F. Har­vey of Lawrence, Kansas. The future bride is a 2014 graduate of Kansas State Uni­versity, with a Bachel­ors degree in Elementary Education. Erin and Ben are on staff with Student Mo­bilization at Kansas State University. The future groom is the son of Joe and Mary Harvey of Baldwin City, Kan­sas. Ben graduated from Free State High School in 2007 and from Kansas State University in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in In­dustrial Engineering. The couple will be get­ting married in Denver, May 2017. Following their wedding, they will be heading for the mis­sion field in South Asia for three years.

Engagement

Myers and Persinger

Bobby Myers and Naomi Persinger

She never thought she’d do it and he never thought he’d do it again. But now, they’re doing it together: Bobby and Naomi are finally getting married!
Robert “Bobby” Samuel Myers, son of Robert “Bob” and Melanie Myers, Frank­ fort, KS, and Naomi K. Persinger, daughter of David Persinger, Wa­keeney, KS, and the late Barbara (Krier) Hrencher, are thrilled to announce their en­gagement.
Bobby is a 2001 graduate of Frankfort High School and is cur­rently a staff member of the University of Kansas Campus Operations department. Naomi is a 2006 graduate of Fort Hays State University and is currently a busi­ ness office specialist for Kansas Athletics Inc. They live in Lawrence with their children. A July wed­ ding is planned.