Chet is originally from Mary's Creek (near Grasmere) and Jessie is originally from Mountain Home. The couple spent their early years of marriage at the Tindall ranch in Owyhee County. After WW2 they moved to Mountain Home where they owned and operated Tindall's Economy Store and later Tindall's Furniture. Chet also kept one foot in Owyhee County with Crane Lake Ranches. The couple is currently enjoying retirement in Mountain Home.
The couple have three children, Ivan, Shannon and Wayne, seven grandchildren and, at present, ten great-grandchildren.