An­niver­sary shows love hit the tar­get

Cou­ple cel­e­brates 25 years of mar­riage

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE OVER 50 - Philippe Co­querand­

FOR Be­van and Lexie Holzheimer, 25 years of mar­riage is just the be­gin­ning.

Be­van, born in Bund­aberg, and Lexie, born in Monto, met play­ing darts in the late 1980s, and the pair rem­i­nisced about the day they met and how it all be­gan.

“I didn’t know him un­til I went to (a mu­tual friend’s place). I was just out chuck­ing darts at the board. He came over with the boys and said ‘what are you throw­ing for tonight’s end score?’,” Lexie re­called.

“We lived to­gether for two years. We got to­gether just be­fore the darts din­ner and no­body knew we were to­gether and the mouths dropped open left right and cen­tre.”

Be­van was born in 1954 and went to school at Chris­tian Broth­ers Col­lege. Lexie was born in 1955, lived in Eidsvold and then moved to Bund­aberg where she mar­ried her first hus­band.

Her first mar­riage ended, and Be­van and Lexie started dat­ing in 1989.

They mar­ried in 1992 and their wed­ding was un­for­get­table.

“We got mar­ried in 1992, a week af­ter a cy­clone hit Bund­aberg,” Be­van said.

“We were sup­posed to get mar­ried at my brother’s place with his gar­dens but it got wiped out by the cy­clone and he lost big gum trees and ev­ery­thing like that and (there was) just no way in the world you could hold a wed­ding out there.”

Lexie said they had pre­pared for months.

“A lot of prepa­ra­tion went into the wed­ding but due to the cy­clone, we just couldn’t have it there, so we got mar­ried at Alexan­der Park in Bund­aberg.”

Lexie has two chil­dren from her first mar­riage.

An­ton, 41, lives in Rock­hamp­ton. Donella, 37, lives in Bund­aberg.

Her grand­son An­thony, 22, lives with them and is con­sid­ered their son.

They are pas­sion­ate about darts and of­ten play to­gether.

Lexie said her hus­band had a gift.

“He played beau­ti­ful darts. His glasses hung on the end of his nose and when his hair was all messed up, you’d not go any­where near him, he was on fire,” she said.

❝ No­body knew we were to­gether and the mouths dropped open. — Lexie Holzheimer


DARTS FANS: Be­van and Lexie Holzheimer cel­e­brat­ing their 25th wed­ding an­niver­sary in Mundubbera.

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