Pam and Jerry Dela Cruz
When Pam (an army brat) and Jerry (a native Hawaiian) met at the age of 16 while attending Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, they immediately started dating. However, right after high school graduation, Pam's father received orders and her family moved to San Antonio. It only took Pam one month to hop back on an airplane to Hawaii, where she lived for two years before deciding to move back to Texas to pursue her degree in nursing. Just four months later, Jerry crossed the Pacific Ocean for the first time and arrived in San Antonio with a surf board in one hand and a box of pineapples in the other.
Pam and Jerry built their life together in San Antonio, where they got married, bought their first home, and had three children. They've lived in San Angelo for the last 25 years. They are hoping to say goodbye to San Angelo soon and join their daughters in Austin.