Sam and Kelly Nichols of Gainesville, Texas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to New York City and the East coast, including a visit to their son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Pam Nichols, in Connecticut. An anniversary come-and-go reception is being held at Denton Bible Church hosted by their children on June 12, 2011from 2 to 4 p.m. The couple married May 30, 1961 in Marietta, Oklahoma.
Sam started his career with Safeway at the age of 18 and worked for the company for 26 years. Kelly invested 13 years with the Denton ISD starting out as a Nurses aide and transferred to Special Education and ended her DISD career as a Library Aide. Sam is semi-retired, working part-time, at the Home Depot in Gainesville, TX. Kelly is retired from Denton ISD.
Sam and Kelly are members of Denton Bible Church. Sam developed a love for golf in his early thirties and plays regularly every week. Kelly is involved in multiple church activities including the Denton Bible Choir and bible studies.
The couple have three children; Nan (Nichols) Pappas, Aurora, Colorado; Nick Nichols, West Hartford, Connecticut; Jan (Nichols) Leddon, Allen, Texas. Their family also includes eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.