Tom and Michelle Heide celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Tuesday, September 15th. The two were married on September 15th, 1990, surrounded by family and friends. A western-themed wedding was held at the Ahtanum Mission followed by a honeymoon to Lincoln City, Oregon, where they recently celebrated their anniversary with family. Tom is the owner of Off The Deep End Pools and Michelle is an occupational therapist at the Wapato School district. They have four daughters with whom they are very active and involved: Kelcy, 24, who’s worked at a local dental office for six years and loves it. She adds to the family a soon-to-be son-in-law, Nick Sander. Katelin, 22, just got her license to be a Medical Assistant and is starting her internship. Kacy, 18, just started college at Big Bend Community College with a softball scholarship, and Kinzie, 13, recently started her 8th grade school year. Tom has coached each one of his daughters in softball from grade school on, and none of them has missed a single game. Tom and Michelle’s lives revolve mostly around work and their girls, with a few trips and vacations here and there. No matter what they are doing they are always a joy to be around and there is definitely never a dull moment. They are a great example of true love and commitment.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad. We are so proud and wish you tons of happiness in the coming years.
Kel, Kate, Kace, Kinz and Nick
Mr. Michael Moore and Ms. Kathy Moore of Yakima are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Amber Moore, to Scott Jameson Herzog. He is the son of Randy and Laurie Herzog of Yakima. A June 2016 wedding is planned at a Naches Heights vineyard.
Randy and Mona (McGuire) Purcell were married on October 3rd, 1975 in Yakima, Wash. They have lived in the Yakima Valley all their married life. They have three daughers, LeAnn (Dusty) Hogue of Enumclaw, Rachel (Darren) Buchanan of E. Wenatchee, and Cheryl (Jonathan) Dummer of Redding, Calif. They also have five grandchildren. Mona is manager of Especially Western/English Connection in Union Gap, Wash. Randy is a regional truck driver for Jeld-Wen Windows and Doors. Randy and Mona attend Yakima Alliance Church. The couple will be celebrating with a trip to California and to the Oregon beaches.
Jay and Jane Grandy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary earlier this summer with a family trip to Maui.
Jay F Grandy and Jane Ann Howard were married June 26th, 1965, in Bozeman, Mont. Jay’s working career has included marketing nuclear power equipment, construction machinery, agricultural chemicals, and Yakima Valley fruit. He is currently an adjunct instructor at YVCC.
Jane is a former teacher, an active community volunteer and an expert household relocator. They have lived in Yakima for the last 31 years. They were accompanied to Hawaii by their daughters, Joanna Grandy and Sharon (Greg) Loudon and their three granddaughters, Jayna Grandy, and Emma and Annie Loudon.
On Sunday September 20th, 2015 Dan and Kathy Garcia celebrated with their family their 40th wedding anniversary. The celebration took place at their home in the Cowiche area. Dan Garcia and Kathleen Kay Linse were married on September 20, 1975 at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Their wedding day was a beautiful late summer day much like 2015. It was also during the middle of apple harvest much to the angst of a few family members, many of whom were (and are) involved in the fruit industry. Following a wedding celebration at the Naches Heights Club House the couple honeymooned on the Oregon coast.
Dan Garcia retired from the Sheriff’s office after 38 years of service and is currently working for Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Kathy Garcia works for Noel Corporation (Pepsi), where she recently celebrated her 30th anniversary. The couple has three children whose lives have been the center of their world. They are Adam Garcia, Yakima; Katrina (Garcia) Boswell and her husband, Butch Boswell, Bend, Oregon; Daniel Garcia and his wife, Kyla (Stone), Yakima. They have five grandchildren: Micah Garcia (5, Adam’s); Brooks Boswell (6) and Ella Boswell (4); Tytan Lamb (6) and Braxyn Garcia (1) (Daniel’s).
Amanda Marie and Robert Joseph are happy to announce their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Tracie Hodgson of Yakima. The groom is the son of the late Steve Flumerfelt and Melanie Tanasse-Day of Yakima. The bride graduated from East Valley High School and from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Amanda is employed at Memorial Hospital as a Labor Nurse. The groom graduated from Eisenhower High School and Perry Technical Institute; Robert is employed at Marq Packaging as a Fabrication Shop Manager. An October 17th, 2015 wedding is planned at The American Homestead in Naches.
Miss Kalene Elizabeth Yates, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Yates of Yakima, Wash., and Mr. Ethan James Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Smith of Yakima, Wash., were united in marriage on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. The ceremony was officiated by Dana Kallevig at Apple Tree Resort in Yakima.
Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride was attended by Miss Kaitlyn Thompson as Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids include Miss Alex Brown, friend of the bride, Miss Alyssa Yates, sister of the bride, Miss Makenna Braden, friend of the bride, Miss Alaina Linden, friend of the bride, and Mrs. Jocelynn Bohannon, sister of the groom, all of Yakima. Miss Cassia Wakefield, cousin of the bride, served as flower girl.
Mr. Josiah Hanks served as Best Man. Groomsmen included Mr. Matt Yates, brother of the bride, and Mr. Evan Bohannon, brother in law of the groom. Mr. Lincoln Snider, cousin of the bride, served as ring bearer.
The bride will be attending YVCC as a dental hygiene student in the fall. The groom is attending WSU as a mechanical engineering student. Following a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Kalene and Ethan will reside in Yakima.
On a fine late summer day, September 14, 2014, Lesli Baker and Ronnie Ross began married life together. Their parents, family and friends celebrated with them that day. One year later it is time to say how proud all of us are of Ronnie and Lesli and tell them “Happy Anniversary!”
Roy and Eddie Campbell celebrated last summer with a trip to Hawaii. Recently they celebrated their 25th with their family and friends. They were married at Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church, formerly First Pres. They have a blended family of Roy’s four children, Rolene, Randal, Brian and Kim, and Eddie’s three children, Anthony (Tony, now deceased), Nita and Lee. They have 15 grandchildren and seven greats, with a few additional ones in their family. They met at church Christian Singles, dating 6-1/2 years before marriage. Roy and Eddie are in the rental business. Roy is retired from Roy’s Lock and Door, locksmith and garage doors and operators. Eddie is retired from U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Gene and Karen (Hoffarth) Parks were married in Yakima on September 18th 1965 at Grace Lutheran Church. They are lifelong residents of Yakima. Gene is retired with 42 years from Weyerhaeuser. Karen is retired from car sales.They were blessed with 4 children, Lisa (Scott) Reavis, Greg (Vicki) Fortier, Ken Parks, and Eric (Jennifer) Parks, 12 grand children, and two great-grandchildren.They will celebrate with a trip in September on the Oregon Coast with family and friends.
Gene Godfrey and Cathy Stumpf were married in Wenatchee, WA August 21, 1965. Cathy moved to Gene’s hometown, Yakima, WA, where he was a carpenter until he retired at 55. Cathy had a dog grooming business for 28 years then had a daycare business until she retired. They had two children: Gene Godfrey Jr. (Geno) and Kandy Godrey (Elmo). They have five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They built a home in Selah, WA in 1993. They had their anniversary party there with friends and family.
On August 20, we celebrated our civil wedding. Lisbia has been working as an architect during 30 years, and she is from los Mochis, Sinaloa Mexico. Jim has been working during 27 years for the City of Selah. On September 12 in Selah, Wash. we will celebrate our religious wedding at the Church Our Lady of Lourdes at 1:00 PM.
Melvin and Susan (Olney) Rigdon were married September 11th, 1965 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church Toppenish, Wash. They have lived in the valley for the past 43 years. Mel retired as the Detention Manager for Yakima County Juvenile Court. Sue retired from Wapato Middle School as a counselor. She was the advisor for the Wapato Indian Club. She was one of the founders and directors of the Wapato Middle School Cultural Unity Fair. The couple have four children, Polly Olsen of Seattle transitioning to Oklahoma City, Ok., Philip and Steven of Wapato and Douglas of Hood River, Ore. They also have four grandchildren, Nate, Tucker, Aidan and Tyee. Mel and Sue will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a BBQ Potluck hosted by their children. They would like their friends to come and celebrate with them Saturday, September 12th at their home 7700 Larue Rd. (on the corner of Larue and Ashue) Toppenish, WA. from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Tracy Berger and Renee Rice were married at Ahtanum Pioneer Church on August 25th, 1990 and currently attend Westside Church. They have one daughter who will be attending CWU this fall. Both Tracy and Renee grew up in Yakima, and the Lord has blessed their marriage in many ways. They asked Jesus into their hearts and began attending church as they were seeking to be married. They look forward to many more years of marriage and serving Christ together.
Bill and Carolyn (Blount) Duerr were married on August 28, 1965 in Ward Chapel of First Presbyterian Church of Yakima, WA. They have lived for 50 years in Yakima. Bill and Carolyn met at the former Yakima Theatre where Carolyn was working in 1964. Bill, who was in the U.S. Army, stationed at Fort Lewis from his home in Long Island, NY, had come to the Yakima Firing Center for training. Bill retired from engineering at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation where he worked from 1980-2008. Carolyn raised their two children and took care of their home. The couple have a son, Ronald Duerr, and a daughter, Kristina Carmack, both of Yakima. Bill and Carolyn celebrated their anniversary in early March of this year with a trip to Maui. They plan to celebrate a second time with a family dinner and then to retrace their honeymoon of 1965 along the Oregon Coast.