Yarrawonga Chronicle

60 years of dances


Yvonne Prescott was a Telford born beauty training in Melbourne as a Nurse, and Trevor was a sporty young man, born in Gippsland with a passion to be a teacher.

After meeting at a dance in Wangaratta and getting to share the last dance together, they fell in love and said ‘I Do’ on September 1961 at the Presbyteri­an church in Yarrawonga in front of their much-loved family and friends.

Trevor started his first teaching job after University at Yarrawonga High School and pursued his love of football, playing in Yarrawonga’s Senior Premiershi­p in 1959, the year he also won the Best and Fairest before going on to coach the Mulwala Lions into a grand final.

Yvonne was one of Trevor’s keenest supporters and as a compassion­ate country girl she has always been loved by many.

They settled into their family home overlookin­g Lake Mulwala in 1966 as they raised their family. They still believe their greatest achievemen­ts are their four beautiful children and partners, 13 grandchild­ren and 14 great grandchild­ren.

“Congratula­tions Mum and Dad on an incredible life full of love, faith and adventure. Thanks for showing us how to be endlessly committed,” daughter Fiona Leeworthy said.

“We celebrate and thank God for your faithfulne­ss and commitment to each over the past 60 years.”

A love story that began as they caught an unexpected ‘last dance’ at a function in Wangaratta, Trevor and Yvonne Jones celebrated 60 years of marriage on September 4.

 ?? ?? Trevor and Yvonne Jones on their wedding day 60 years ago.
Trevor and Yvonne Jones on their wedding day 60 years ago.

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