They were married on Sept. 8, 1978 at the First United Methodist Church in Brazil.
Lessa is the former Ms. Brewer. She is a CNA.
Alan has been employed with NPC for 33 years.
They have one daughter, Brooke and Scott Miller, Staunton; and one son, Travis Pell, Altamonte Springs, Fla., Travis is attending UCF and is working in sales; and three grandchildren, Alexandria, Drew and Morghan.
The Pell's reside in Brazil and are planning a trip this winter to celebrate their anniversary.