(KXAS) A married couple is retiring from teaching after a combined 72 years of serving in Fort Worth, Texas schools.

Earnest Colvin has spent the last 17 years leading the band at Trimble Tech High School, while his wife, Alfreida Colvin, has made her own three-decade mark on the Fort Worth Independent School District, spending the past eight as principal of Harlean Beal Elementary.

The couple has plans for mission work, travel and learning to slow down during retirement. 

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