Ed and Darlene Bonner will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Aug. 31, 2013. They were married in 1963 in Jacksboro. Ed was from the Jacksboro area and moved to New Mexico, then moved back to Jacksboro to finish high school. Darlene grew up in Jacksboro. They were both graduates of Jacksboro High School and both received Bachelor's degrees at the University of North Texas. Darlene also received a Master's degree at Texas Woman's University. They met at Jacksboro High School and were high school sweethearts. Ed worked at Lone Star Gas and Lindsey State Jail. Darlene worked at Jacksboro ISD, Lindsey State Jail, and Bridgeport Correctional Center. Their children are Melanie Pizzey, who is married to Dave Pizzey of Colleyville; and Tiffany Bonner is engaged to Wendell Lipscomb of Denton.
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Grandchildren include Zachary Pizzey and Lauren Pizzey, who are both attending the University of Arkansas.