Everetts Celebrate 50 years of marriage
Ken and Arlene Everett began their life together in Spearfish, SD, on Dec. 27, 1968.
A special friend of both, Lyle Wells, introduced Ken and Arlene while attending Black Hills State University.
Both taught in Spearfish before moving to Mountain Home, ID, in the fall of 1969. Ken coached basketball, football and baseball at the high school before becoming an administrator at the Jr. High and then the high school. He completed his educational career as an elementary principal at West Elementary.
He had previously taught and coached in Cascade and Boise High School before moving to Spearfish where he continued his coaching and teaching career.
Arlene taught school in Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis, SD, and Lincoln, NE, prior to moving to Idaho. She continued teaching and counseling in elementary education in the Mountain Home School District for 29 years. During this time she completed a Masters in counseling from the College of Idaho and became an elementary counselor.
After retiring, Ken and Arlene traveled in their motorhome touring from the west to each coast, Mexico, Canada, Nova Scotia and the Panama Canal. Traveling to London once a year to visit their daughter, Kerri, and family was special. Recently they did a River Cruise on the Rhine.
When not traveling, Ken and Arlene enjoy friends and traveling to Ketchum, ID, to participate in their granddaughter, Phoebe's school activities.
Ken and Arlene winter in Apache Junction, AZ. On the way they spend time with their daughter and son-in-law, Matt and Kristi Barnett in Durango, CO.
The family is hosting an open house on Dec. 27 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at their home, 1710 Queens Court in Mountain Home. All family and friends are welcome to come and celebrate.