Miss Jennie Colleen Gerdes and Mr. Dave Lilley were united in Marriage in a full Nuptial Mass on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. The Very Reverend Jack McKone and The Reverend Deacon Roland Benoit officiated.
Miss Gerdes is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Herman H. (Trey) Gerdes, III of Waco, Texas. She is a graduate of (Waco) Midway High School and the University of Texas at Austin where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She is currently employed by State Farm Insurance
in Wichita Falls, Texas as an Agency Manager. She has previously held the positions of Agent and Agency Field Specialist for State Farm Insurance in Abilene and Wichita Falls (respectively). Miss Gerdes has been a “United Way Loaned Executive”, named as
a “Lone Star Leader” and is a “Leadership Wichita Falls” alumnus.
Mr. Lilley is the son of Kathy Lilley and the late Ron Lilley of Nocona, Texas. He is a graduate of Nocona High School, Texas A&M University where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha and the University of Tulsa College of Law where he was a member of Phi Delta
Phi. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Hughes Construction in Wichita Falls, Texas. He previously held the position of Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas and Adjunct Professor at the Midwestern State University
Dillard College of Business. Mr. Lilley was honored as the 2010 Wichita Falls Chamber of Commerce “Small Business Person of the Year”, was named to the 2010 “Aggie 100”, has been recognized as a Times Record News “20 Under 40” and is an alumnus of the Texas
Agricultural Lifetime Leadership Program.
Gretchen Palm of Austin served as Matron of Honor and Jennifer Martinez of Atlanta, Georgia served as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were; Liz Fazio of Austin, Allison Gerdes of Austin, Stephanie Gray Gorham of Wichita Falls, Mackenzie Martin of Dallas, Kelly
Oujezdsky of Dallas and Sara Thomas of Beverly Hills, California. Flower Girls were Emery Gerdes of Austin, Parker Lilley of Aubrey and Ella Palm of Austin.
Attending were Peppre Martin of Wichita Falls and Dallas Brown of Wichita Falls.
Jeb Jones of Tyler and Rodney Martin of Wichita Falls served as Best Men. Groomsmen were;
State Representative Trent Ashby of Lufkin, Dr. Steve Finley of Wichita Falls, Clayton Henry of Wichita Falls, Matt Morgan Matt Morgan of Austin, Kevin O’Connell of Wichita Falls and Mackey Smith of Tyler. Ushers were Hank Gerdes and Stan Gerdes both of Austin
and brothers of the Bride.
The Bride was presented in marriage by her parents and was escorted by her father.
The Bride’s Parents were hosts for a full Reception at the Wichita Falls Country Club where the “More Love Band” entertained guests for dinner and dancing. The Rehearsal Dinner was hosted by the couple at Pasqual’s for family, members of the Wedding Party
and out of town guests.
A Honeymoon trip was made to the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Mr. and Mrs. Lilley reside in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Aggies in the wedding were:
Dave Lilley '95 - Groom
Jeb Jones '95 - Best Man
Rodney Martin '00 - Best Man
Trent Ashby '95 - Groomsman
Matt Morgan '02 - Groomsman