Our 60th Anniversary
Russell and Charlene (Smalley) were married on October 26, 1957 at Northwest Baptist Church in Austin, Texas.
Russell attended Texas Lutheran University and the University of Texas and retired from Norwest Financial. Charlene attended the University of Texas and has been a volunteer for Kid's Hope for many years.
They are members of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. They have been blessed with a family close in heart if not in geography.
They have three children: daughter, Vicki Conine of Mabank; daughter, Gayla Crysler and husband, Steve, of Carrolton; daughter, Michelle Arocha and husband, Steve, of McGregor; five grandchildren: Brandon Conine and wife, Maura, of Chicago, IL, Brady Conine of Waco, Brittney Duke and husband, Bryce, of New Braunfels, Kelsey Conine of Leadville, CO, Sydney Rhodes and husband, Jim, of Glen Rose; five great-grandchildren: Liam and Jude Conine of Chicago, IL, Hank Duke of New Braunfels, James and Joy Rhodes of Glen Rose.