Our 50th Anniversary

Gary and Melinda Hawkins were married on August 6, 1966 at the First Methodist Church in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
They worked for many years in the public education sector as both teachers and administrators. Upon retirement from education, Gary went back to college for golf course management and worked for several more years as a golf course superintendent. He continues to play golf regularly and also creates welded metal work and sculptures in his free time. Melinda recently retired from private education administration and now spends her free time painting and reading books, when not spending time with her grandchildren.
They have two children, Andrew Hawkins of College Station and Leesa Hill of Georgetown. Andrew has two daughters, Ashlynn and Aleia. Leesa and her husband, Doug Hill have a son, Ty and a daughter, Baylee.
The couple plans to celebrate their anniversary with a quiet evening with family.