Matthews married 54 years

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Jack P. Matthews of Tucson, Ariz., celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary May 17, 2006. Both are natives of Cape Girardeau.

Matthews and Gloria June Green were married May 17, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Willis. Their attendants were Barbara Green and Richard Barks.

The couple has two children, Shelley (Dr. Noel) Addy of Starkville, Miss., and David (Debra) Matthews of Tucson.

The Matthews have six grandchildren, Noel III and Matthew Matthews of Starkville, Leslie (Howard) Morgan of Folsom, Calif., Toni (Chris) Lyon, Monica (Jason) Humphry, and June (Alex) Gutierrez, all of Tucson. They also have seven great-grandchildren, Lauren Morgan; Julie Lyon; Kaylyn, Jordan and David Humphry, and Alex and Haylee Gutierrez.