Congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin upon the occasion of celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin
upon the occasion of celebrating their 67th Wedding Anniversary

WHEREAS, Chester Derouin and Ethelyn Spicer were united in marriage on
March 6, 1946, at the home of the Reverend Hale F. Thornberry, then
pastor of First Baptist Church; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin are the proud parents of three children,
Lawrence, Juanita and Christine, as well as the loving grandparents of
seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin are and always have been a tower of
strength, support, understanding and limitless love for their family;
WHEREAS, Their love, devotion, caring, sensitivity and responsiveness
to their family, friends and all who know them are their hallmark and
tradition; and
WHEREAS, Chester Derouin worked at Garland City Auto Parts for 46
years until the store was purchased in 1989 by Napa Auto Part, where he
then worked part-time until retiring in 1995; he enjoys playing the
organ and the keyboard; and
WHEREAS, Ethelyn Derouin devoted herself to making a loving home for
her family; she enjoys reading and puzzles; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin also managed the Watertown Roller Rink
from 1976 to 1981; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Derouin have lived and continue to live their
lives with great dignity and genuine grace, always demonstrating a deep
and continuing concern for human values and ideals, and in so doing,
they have inspired others to do the same; and
WHEREAS, This meaningful occasion is the result of the love, hard work
and spirit that this couple has invested in their marriage; and
WHEREAS, They have passed these same values to their loved ones,
producing a family that is close-knit and supportive of its individual
members, public-minded in its relations to the community and committed
to the ideals of citizenship upon which this Nation was founded; and
WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Derouin have touched the lives of their
family and many friends through the shining example of their marriage,
which is a testament to the devotion and admiration which they possess
for one another; and
WHEREAS, The longevity of this enduring marriage truly marks a mile-
stone in life's journey, an event of personal triumph and joy; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when an occa-
sion of such importance is brought to our attention, the same should be
memorialized by us for the edification and emulation of others; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Chester Derouin upon the occasion of celebrat-
ing their 67th Wedding Anniversary; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Derouin.


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