Dudley and Dell (very few people call her O'Dell) met in 1956. They had both been raised in Pasadena after their families had moved from the south in 1936 for Dudley and 1942 for Dell. It was Dudley's brother who had played matchmaker when Dudley was home one weekend from the Service.
As Dell explained, it took a few years for them to get together, but once they did they became inseparable. They are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.
By Dennis Haywood