O'Dell FamilyJuly 13, 2013
Patrick and Duff O’Dell reside in Grapevine, Texas. Patrick grew up in Oklahoma and was an Emmy Award-winning photo journalist for CBS News before retiring in 2007. He loves baseball and was a member of the first College World Series Championship team
. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007. Duff grew up in Georgia and began her career with Delta Air Lines as a “stewardess” in 1973. She went into management and retired in 2005 as the Director of all domestic based flight attendants.
She was nominated out of over 70,000 employees to run with the Olympic Torch in 1996. She has been an active volunteer in her church and community for the past 25 years and has won numerous civic awards including the D.E. Box Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year and Rotarian of the Year. Duff and Patrick have four daughters and eleven grandchildren. Their daughter Courtney and granddaughter, Keara are in the photo with them at their home in Grapevine.