Kenneth and Nelda Hawkins celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 30, 2011 with a reception at Southmont Baptist Church hosted by their children and family. The couple married on August 4, 1961.
Kenneth and Nelda are both retired. Kenneth worked for TXDOT for 42 years. Nelda retired last year from Sterling House Assisted Living after 12 1/2 years of service. The couple have lived in Denton over 50 years. They are members and regular attenders at Southmont Baptist Church. They dedicated 30 years of their marriage to raising their family, especially caring for their daughter, Linda, who was born with Spina Bifida. The Hawkins' other children are Bob and Sandra Hawkins of Missouri City, Texas and Rebecca and Jeffrey Nye of The Woodlands, Texas. Kenneth and Nelda are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.
They began their 50th celebration early with the purchase of a new home in Denton last year after 49 years in the same residence.