Harold and Velma Knox of Leesburg, Fla., celebrated their 70th anniversary on June 10, 2019.
Harold Knox was born on February 17, 1925, in N. Woodstock, Me. Velma Smith was born on April 24, 1925, in Newport, N.H. They were married on June 10, 1949, in Windsor, Vt., and soon joined the West Lebanon, N.H., Church. For many years, the Knoxes held various offices in that church including Harold being the church treasurer for more than 20 years.
In 1979, they moved to Union Springs Academy and began almost 38 years of working for the Church, full-time at first and later part-time. In those years they lived and worked on the campuses of Union Springs Academy, Garden State Academy, and Georgia Cumberland Academy.
They also lived and worked at Camp Winnekeag in Ashburnham, Mass., and Harold worked, often with help from Velma, as a local church auditor for the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, the Southern New England Conference, and the Northern New England Conference. They finally retired at age 92, and moved to Leesburg, Fla., where they are members of the North Lake Church.
Harold and Velma have five children: Terry Orr of N. Waterboro, Me.; Pam Hull of S. Barre, Vt.; Beverly Warren of Leesburg, Fla.; Barbara Trecartin of Leesburg; and Douglas Knox of S. Dartmouth, Mass. They also have 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Florida | August 2019