Melvin A. and Velores (Val) Jones are celebrating their 22nd wedding anniversary today. Celebration plans are pending.

The couple was married Nov. 17, 1990 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Coos Bay with Rev. Paul Tyler officiating and Dawn Alexander and Melvin Foreshoe in attendance.

Originally from North Dakota, Melvin taught in several schools before settling as a job counselor with the state of Oregon in 1972. He retired in 1986.

Velores (Val) Schroeder Jones was townshop clerk in Naubinway, Mich. She resigned in the spring of 1990, moving west to be with her brother in Palm Springs and Brookings.

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The Jones have resided 22 years at their home on Coos River Highway. Melvin is 91, Val is 94.

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