Jayos to celebrate 50th

Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Ted and Vera Lea Jayo as they appear today...

Ted and Vera Lea Jayo will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Dec. 21.

The couple's four children, Jeff and Karrie Jayo of Hagerman, Jeff and Jana (Jayo) Cole of Gooding, Dale and Julie (Jayo) Koger of Halfway, Ore., and John and Jenny Jayo of Davis Creek, Calif., along with their grandchildren are hosting an Open House at the Rimrock Senior Center in Grand View, on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 2-5 p.m. Friends and family are welcome.

...and at their wedding 50 years ago.

Ted Jayo spent his childhood growing up in Oreana, Idaho, the seventh child of immigrants from the Basque Country. When he was old enough, he moved to Filer to live with his oldest sister and her husband and attend Filer High School, where he graduated.

Following Ted's discharge from the US Marine Corps., he returned to Oreana. There he attended a dance where a local high school girl caught his eye. Vera Lea Shaw began spending time with Ted.

Vera Lea grew up on a farm in Grand View and graduated from Grand View High School. She then moved to Boise to attend business school.

By then, Ted and Vera Lea were making plans for their future. They were married in St. Henry's Catholic Church, Grand View, on Dec. 21, 1957.

Their first home was in Boise, later settling in Marsing for 13 years and returning to Grand View in 1973. Ted worked on the family farm and retired after several years at Triangle Dairy. Vera Lea was employed by the Bruneau-Grand View School District for 28 years, retiring in 2001.