Cheryl L. Elliott and Kevin D. Helmka are pleased to announce their marriage. The wedding was on August 30, 2014 at the Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Virginia Civello. She is currently employed as a Certified Medical Assistant at Naches Medical Clinic. The groom is the son of Stanley Helmka. He is currently employed as a certified Diesel Technician at Mobile Fleet Service. The couple is now at home in Selah.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to Tom and Nancy Pritchard! From all of your Family. We love you and wish you many more happy years together!
Robert (Bob) and Edna Golob celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Bob Golob and Edna Hedden married October 9, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sunnyside, Washington. They have lived and worked on Golob Dairy in Granger, Washington for the past 60 years. On October 17, they will celebrate their anniversary with a dinner at the Birchfield Manor, Yakima, Washington, hosted by their children. The couple has six children; Paul (Jan) Golob, Keith (Joyce) Golob, Kevin (Elaine) Golob of Granger, Charles (Elida) Golob of Palouse, Jeff (Janet) Golob of Zillah, and Mary (James) Klarich of Wapato. They have 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Happy Anniversary Lyle and Suzy Bond on your 67th wedding anniversary on October 6, 1947. We are all blessed to have such amazing parents. Love from your daughter. -Jenean
Dave and Denise Barthel recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Dave Barthel and Denise Pedersen were married September 30th, 1989. Dave is a buyer at Horizon Distribution. Denise is an RN at Living Care Centers.They celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Waikoloa, on the big island of Hawaii.
Maria Cisneros-Barajas of Connell, Washington and Brandon Noel Duncan of Connell, Washington, were married July 12, 2014, in Prosser, Washington at the Walter Clore Event Center which included an outdoor wedding ceremony and reception indoors. The bride is the daughter of Maria de Jesus Cisneros of Connell, Washington. The groom is the son of Noel and Charolett Duncan of Prosser, Washington. The bride is a graduate of Palouse Junction High School in Connell, Washington and the groom is a graduate from Wapato High School in Wapato, Washington. Maria is employed as an optician apprentice in Connell, Washington and Brandon is employed by Americold Logistics. After a honeymoon trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple is making their home in Connell, Washington.
Mrs. Lucinda Bill is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter, Valetta Bill, to Jose Murillo. An October wedding is planned. Valetta is the daughter of Lucinda Bill of Wapato, WA, and the late Johnny Bill Jr. Jose is the son of Jesus Murillo of Paso Robles, CA, and the late Dawn Murillo.The couple resides in Harrah, WA.
Jan and Ray Clayton recently celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary. They were married in Yakima on July 17, 1970. Their anniversary activities included a drive-by of the house where in 1966 Ray first met Jan to provide transportation to a church caroling party, also a stop at a second house where they became engaged and later married, and a short visit to the tiny apartment where they lived after they were married. Afterwards they attended “Les Miserables,” the fabulous play at the Akin Center Theatre on 24th Avenue. Finally they had a late dinner at Miner’s Restaurant, where their order number matched their anniversary year. The Claytons have resided in Toppenish since 1974, where they raised their 11 children.
Bob and Sandy White of Wapato are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.Their children are hosting an event from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Yakima Arboretum and would like to welcome family and friends to celebrate with them. Bob White and Sandy Payment were married October 10, 1964 in Yakima. They have made Wapato their home. Bob has owned and operated Bob’s OK Barber Shop for over 50 years. Sandy retired from Wapato School District after working with students for 30 years.They have two children: Janean (Gary) Gasseling of Wapato and Ron White of Yakima. They have three grandsons: Jordan, Luke and Shane White.
Ron Babbitt and Linda Babbitt celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows at a reception for family and friends at the Broadmoor Park club house on October 4, 2014. Ron Babbitt and Linda Bright were married on October 3, 1964, at the Harrah Brethren Church. Ron retired as a Licensed Optician from LensCrafters. Linda is retired from Yakima Beauty Supply. They have two children: Ron Jr. (Bri) Babbitt and Rhonda (Tony) St. George. They also have four grandchildren: Avery, Vicki and Emi Babbitt and Gracie St. George.
Kaley Dawn Adams of Prosser, WA, and Zachary Lee Deffinbaugh of Great Falls, MT, were married July 19th, 2014, in Goose Prairie, WA. Pastor Gary Rohde of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Grandview officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rick and Ann Adams of Prosser, WA. She was attended by Maids of Honor Brooke Adams and Tony Lynn Adams.
The groom is the son of Beth Thomas and Dave Deffinbaugh of Great Falls, MT. Bobby Vinson and Nate Paulick were his groomsmen.
The bride is a graduate of Prosser High School and Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education. The groom graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, with a Bachelor’s in nursing degree. He is also a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. The couple is currently residing in Colorado Springs.
Terry and Tamera (Price) Marshall celebrated 35 years of marriage September 22. The couple was married in 1979 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima. They have three sons: Justin, Jared, and Jacob, two beautiful daughters-in-law: Shayna and Kortney and four busy grandchildren: Kayden, Layla, Payton, and Preston. They will celebrate with a trip to the California Coast at a later date.
Hugh and Sharon (Bonneville) Gerth celebrate 50 years of marriage on September 29th. They married while Hugh was serving in the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan. The ceremony took place at the American Consulate in Fukuoka, Japan. Hugh retired from Qwest Communications and Sharon from Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. The couple has two children: Karl (Munira) Gerth resides in Sammamish, WA, with grandkids Syrah, Sophia and Aidan. Andrea (Stanford) Peng lives in Seattle with grandkids Avery, Charlotte and Clara. They celebrated this milestone with a cruise through the Panama Canal.
John and JoAnn Adams of East Selah celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 21 with a dinner at the Yakima Arboretum. John Adams and JoAnn Dorn were married September 18, 1954, in Billings, Montana. They have lived in the area more than 50 years. Mr. Adams retired in 1992. He owned J&J Construction. Mrs. Adams retired in 1997, after more than 25 years at Sears Roebuck. The couple has three children: Byron Adams of Roatan, Honduras, Lynn Mitzel of East Selah and Betsy Owens of East Selah. They have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Javier and Yolanda Valdez are celebrating their 40th anniversary on September 29. They were married September 29, 1974 in Wapato, Washington. They have three children: Javier Jr. and Stacy Valdez, Enrique and Gabby Valdez, and Ernie and Teresa Valdez. They have eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.