James and Beverly Norman of Big Spring will be honored with a reception celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the College Baptist Church fellowship hall. The reception will be hosted by the coupleâ€™s children: Leslie and Albert Harris, Larrie and Greg Estes, all of San Angelo; and Craig Norman of Big Spring. They have been blessed with five grandchildren.
James was born to James J. and Elsie Norman in Lamesa, Texas, and Beverly Osborn was born to D.M. (Dock) and Juana Osborn in Abilene, Texas.
They met in 1953 at the Airport Baptist Church in Big Spring. They both attended Runnels Junior High and Big Spring High School where they graduated in the class of 1959. They were married Feb. 16, 1962, at the Airport Baptist Church. They have resided in Big Spring all their married life.
James is a master carpenter and cabinet maker and has constructed numerous homes in Big Spring. He enjoys playing golf and lots of woodworking projects in his shop. Beverly is a church pianist, homemaker and drove a school bus 36 years for BSISD. She also enjoys cardmaking, cooking and gardening. They both like music and attend the Big Spring Symphony concerts.
James and Beverly are both retired from BSISD. They are active members of the College Baptist Church and attribute their 50 years of marriage to their commitment to each other, God and their family.