On August 15th, 1964, Gaylord (Van) Vannattan and Sandra Vannattan were married in Yakima, WA. They celebrated on Saturday with their family. Gaylord is retired from the Air Force and Cintas. Sandra owned her house cleaning company. They have two children, Bradly Vannattan and Dawn Vannattan. They have 3 grandchildren. Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad.
Jim and Betty Ryan of Wapato will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house on August 24, 2014 at the Ryan Ranch, Wapato. Their family is hosting the event from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm and would like to welcome family and friends to celebrate with Jim and Betty. For further details, please call Betty or Stacy. James Ryan and Betty Schwarder were married on August 26, 1944 by Jim’s grandfather, the Reverend M. B. Ryan. The wedding was held on the front lawn of the J. P. Ryan orchard home overlooking the Lower Yakima Valley. They worked together in the family orchard business and were involved in various activities with friends, family and community while raising their two children, Roger (Yakima) and Sally (Doug Hoy of Bellevue), along with their grandson, Tim (Stacy of Wapato). Jim and Betty have four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Richard (Dick) Berry and Mary Katherine Dunn were married August 22, 1964 in Ballard, Washington. They lived and raised their three daughters in Snohomish, Washington, moving to Zillah in 1991! They have 5 grandchildren. Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! We love you! You two are an inspiration for commitment and dedication! Dick and Katie Berry will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2 pm with an open house/barbecue for family and friends at the home of Kurt and Sue McGowan. (10603 46th Place SE Lake Stevens, WA.) The celebration will be hosted by their children.
Gordon and Loretta celebrated their 55th anniversary on August 16, 2014 with a dinner. They are both retired. They have 3 children: Bradford Scott Marx of Mansville, TX, Mark Andrew Marx of Cedar City, Utah, and Keri Lin Marstella of West Valley City, Utah. They have 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Allen Joseph Anna and Mona Vijay Mhatre were married in St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church on March 29, 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona.Priya Mhatre of Chicago, Illinois, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. Derek Smith of Phoenix, Arizona served as best man. The couple were also united later on March 29th in a Hindu ceremony at the Doubletree Hilton in Scottsdale.
Allen is the son of Joseph and Anne Anna of Yakima and Mona is the daughter of Dr. Vejay and Nilima Mhatre of Topeka, Kansas. Allen is a graduate of West Valley High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Washington State University. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. He is employed as a business intelligence analyst with the United Health Care Military and Veterans in Phoenix, Arizona. Mona received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. She works as a rehabilitation physician in Phoenix, Arizona.
Helen and Larry Patrick celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the home of Brian Patrick in Tacoma, Washington on August 2, 2014. The celebration was attended by nearly sixty relatives covering four generations. Helen and Larry were married on August 15, 1954, in Carnation, Washington. They have three children. They are Connie Warner (Dave) of Vancouver, Washington; Bill Patrick of Richland, Washing-ton; Gary Patrick (Toni) of Yakima, Washington; ten grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. Helen and Larry were long time educators. Larry’s teaching career includes stints at West Valley, Enumclaw, Pomeroy and Yakima school districts. While Helen’s career included stints at Toppenish, Pomeroy, and Yakima school districts. They retired in 1986 from the Yakima School District. Helen and Larry have enjoyed their retirement by spending the winters “Snow Birding” in California and Arizona. The rest of the year was spent taking long trips by plane or train and camping and fishing with friends and family. Now they are content to be at home in Yakima.
Tony Huck and Nyla Jean Phillips were married August 7, 1954 at St. Paul Cathedral. Tony retired from Mid Mountain Construction Co. and Nyla Jean retired from State Farm Insurance. They have six children: Paula Jean, Anthony Blane, Gregory Paul, Daryl Wilson, Lena Jeniece and Barry Patrick. They have 15 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.
Happy 30th Anniversary Mom and Dad!!! Don and Marta (Matsen) Keagle were married August 18, 1984. Don works for Michelsen Packaging and Marta works for Yakima County Department of Corrections. They have lived in Selah for over 25 years. They have two children, Ashley Cleverly and A.J. Keagle, and two beautiful grandchildren, Trace and Myah. We are celebrating their anniversary on August 16, 2014 from 11am -4pm at 2009 Englewood Ave in Yakima. This is a flow-through celebration, so come by anytime and say hello; no gifts are necessary. Finger foods, snacks and refreshments will be available.We hope to see you soon! Love you, Ashley and A.J.
Celebrating 35 years of marriage! Bill Ernst and Jana Weitz were married August 11, 1979 at Grace Lutheran Church, Wenatchee, Washington. Bill is retired from Homeland Security – TSA Division where he worked at the Yakima airport as a screener. Jana is currently working for Educational Service District 105 in Yakima as the Accounting Technician. The couple have one daughter, Heather Starkey of Lacey, Washington.
Russell and Elaine Heaton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on July 18, 1964 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yakima, WA. He was a municipal court judge from 1979 to 1991 in Moxee, WA and was a member of the Moxee District Fire Department from 1979 to 2008. In 2011, Elaine retired from the East Valley School District after serving 38 years as an aide and finally as the middle school librarian. She still volunteers at the Genealogy Library and enjoys researching her family tree.They have two children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. They plan to celebrate the week of their anniversary touring the Olympic Peninsula.
Roy and June Hunsaker of Moxee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house August 10 at the Terrace Heights Grange from 1 pm to 5 pm. This event is hosted by their children. Roy Hunsaker and June Richards were married August 7, 1954, in Mansfield, MO. They have been residents of the Yakima area for 53 years. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hunsaker are retired. The couple has three children, Dan Hunsaker of Moxee, Brad Hunsaker of Yakima, and Stacy D. LaCoursiere of Moxee. They also have eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
John and Shirley Kunst of Parker Heights are cele-brating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on August 9, 2014. John Kunst and Shirley (Everts) were married on August 8, 1964. They have lived all their lives in the Yakima Valley. John is a retired representative in the fruit industry. Shirley is retired from retail sales. They now operate the family cherry orchard, along with traveling and enjoying life.The couple has two children: John R. Kunst Jr. and Sherie (Micheal) Matthews all of Parker Heights. They also have eight grandchildren and four great granddaughters, all from the Yakima Valley. The celebration is being held at the Kunst’s home in Parker Heights with family and friends.
The families of Cassie Boatright and Matt Barnes are pleased to announce their engagement. Cassie is the daughter of Alexandra and Stephen Williams of Yakima/Maui, Hawaii and LD and Agnes Boatright of Wister, Oklahoma. Matt is the son of John and Rhonda Barnes of Yakima. The wedding is scheduled for September 6, 2014.
Gary and Joan Niemeyer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 9, 2pm-5pm with an open house for family and friends, at the home of Albert and Deanna Flores. Gary Niemeyer and Joan Werst were married August 12, 1964 in Yakima. They have lived in the lower valley for the past 50 years. Gary retired as foreman for Airport Ranch and Joan retired from Sunnyside Parks and Recreation. The couple enjoy any sport their grandchildren are playing, old cars, fishing, traveling. They will tour China for their anniversary. The open house is hosted by their three children Gwen Gibbs, Deanna Flores, John Niemeyer and their families. They also have six grandchildren.
Bud and Janie Kaiser were married July 23, 1964 in Shelton, WA. They reside in Yakima, WA where they raised four children and have been blessed with 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.To celebrate their 50th anniversary they were given a surprise party hosted by their family. To continue the celebration they will be taking a surprise getaway, also a gift from their family.We love you mom and dad (Grandma and Grandpa); have fun making new memories…