Retired Col. Everette and Kay Roper celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a two week trip to the Holy Land, traveling throughout Israel and Jordan. The Ropers were married January 25, 1969, at First Baptist Church, DeRidder, Louisiana. Everette is a 30 year Army veteran and was Project Manager for Flight School XXI Simulations, Daleville, Alabama. Kay is a retired educator and both are avid LSU fans.
The Ropers have three children, Rana and Col. Rob Holcek, Ft. Benning, Geogia; Karyn and Maj. Jeff Shelnutt, Ft. Sam Houston, Texas and Maj. Jake and Jamie Roper, Ft. Shafter, Hawaii. God has also blessed them with seven beautiful grandchildren.