Jerry and Freda Hutchins of Denton, Texas, announce the occasion of their 50 wedding anniversary on June 5, 2014. To celebrate, the couple spent the weekend with family on a food and wine tasting tour in Fredricksburg, Texas, in a quaint log and stone cabin from the 1860s.
Jerry and Freda, both graduates of the University of North Texas, met on the first day of college in September 1962 and it was love at first sight! They were then married in 1964 and both acquired their Masters degrees from UNT. Settling in Denton, they raised their two daughters, Kristin and Amy.
Jerry held a meaningful career centered on education and health: First as a science teacher and football coach for Denton High School (1967-77) and then as founder of Corner Management, an innovative health insurance company which was awarded the Top 100 Small Corporations in the DFW area in 2004 by SMU’s Cox School of Business.
Freda enjoyed a 30-year career in teaching, a majority of which was at Frank Borman Elementary as a 3 grade teacher. She has remained active volunteering for the Denton Public Library and Ann’s Haven Hospice.
Jerry and Freda are long-time members of the First United Methodist Church in Denton and have two children, Kristin Dufour (Dallas, TX) and Amy Hutchins (Austin, TX). In addition, they have a son-in-law, Frank Dufour, and grandson, Walter Dufour. The couple enjoys traveling, gardening, fishing and hunting, antique shopping, and learning about French cuisine and wines.
In 2014 Jerry was honored to participate in the documentary, “When We Were All Broncos,” depicting the social and cultural challenges of integrating the high school and how these individuals contributed to the legacy of tolerance and achievement that Denton maintains today.