Originally published Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 07:22p.m.

Everett and Charlene Jenks were married June 16, 1945, in the Wharton (Texas) Baptist Church. Everett was serving in the Air Force, while Charlene was in West

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Texas School of Nursing. They raised their three sons in California. They have lived in Arizona 40 years. On June 16, 2018, they celebrated their 73rd anniversary with family from California and Australia. Everett turned 99 on May 30. He is still giving orders and loving life in Chino Valley. He received his 60-year pin for being a Mason. So, they lived happily ever after!