80R8379 LRP-D
  By: Hughes H.R. No. 697
         WHEREAS, A 60th wedding anniversary marks a lifetime of love
  and shared experiences and James Virgil Galyean and Mabel Galyean
  of Golden celebrated this joyous milestone in their marriage on
  November 28, 2006; and
         WHEREAS, Virgil Galyean and the former Mabel Caldwell were
  joined in matrimony in 1946 at a ceremony held at the home of the
  pastor of the First Baptist Church in Quitman; following their
  nuptials, the newlyweds lived in Dallas for a time but soon returned
  to East Texas, where they purchased a home with farmland; and
         WHEREAS, Through the years, Mr. and Mrs. Galyean have been
  blessed with a treasured family that includes their sons and their
  spouses, Ronnie and Glenda, Paul and Jean, and Darrell and Twanda,
  as well as seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a
  great-great-grandchild; and
         WHEREAS, A decorated Army veteran who earned the Purple Heart
  among other medals for his valor, Mr. Galyean was employed by the
  Texas Department of Transportation for 26 years before retiring in
  1977; Mrs. Galyean worked for banking and insurance companies
  before her marriage, after which she became a homemaker and
  dedicated herself to caring for her growing family; and
         WHEREAS, Respected members of their community, Mr. and Mrs.
  Galyean have long played active leadership roles in their church,
  and they are currently members of Bright Star Baptist Church in
  Alba; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. and Mrs. Galyean have shared more than six
  decades of abiding love for one another, and they are among a
  remarkable group of men and women who can claim such a lasting
  commitment; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 80th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate James Virgil Galyean and Mabel
  Galyean on their 60th wedding anniversary and extend to them best
  wishes for continued happiness; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Mr. and Mrs. Galyean as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.