Edward and Susan Thomas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 30th, 2014. Your Thomas, Clark, Newell and Schmidt family loves you and wishes you many more happy years together!
Michael and Virginia Mackey of Selah will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Michael E. Mackey and Virginia E. Burnett were married on October 23, 1949 at the First Methodist Church in Yakima. The couple has three children, Sally (Bob) Warren, Michael D. Mackey (Terri), and Judie (Lane) Brown all of Selah. They have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Ben and Rene Griswold of Zillah will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on November, 1, 2014 with an open house at their home from 1-4 p.m. Ben Griswold and Rene Turner were married October 31, 1964 in Spokane. They have lived in the Zillah area all their married life. Ben is a retired electrician and Rene is retired mail carrier. They have three children; Patty (Geff) Hoekman of Zillah, Bob (Lynn) Griswold of Geary, OK, and Buck Griswold of Sunnyside. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Conrad and Rosa Flores met 53 years ago today. They are celebrating their 50th anniversary . The couple was married in Toppenish, Washington in the Saint Aloysius Catholic Church on October 24, 1964. Conrad and Rosa raised three wonderful children, their pride and joy; Tom Flores (Adale), Melissa Flores of Yakima, Washington and Amanda Flores of Seattle, Washington. They have two grandchildren; Kristy Leonard (Mark) of Pasco, Washington, Thomas Flores (Elena) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were also blessed with four great grandchildren.They were surprised by family with an anniversary celebration during the family reunion this summer, along with three other couples celebrating their 50th; Juan and Mary Martinez, Fernando and Dora Galvan, and Ignacio and Sara Sifuentes.Thank you family! We are both now retired; Conrad from the Union Gap Irrigation and Rosa from the Yakima School District.
Antonio Adeline and Roxiann Bundy were married on October 15, 1949 in Richland, Washington. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Mt. Vernon, Washington. A second family dinner is planned for later in the year when all family members can be present. The couple has two children Nancy (Kyle) Welsch of Yakima and Robert (Judy) Adeline of Mt. Vernon. They have four grandchildren; Amy (Chad) Young, Emily Walsh, Joel (Cali) Adeline, and Rachel Adeline. The couple also has one great-grandson, Hayden Young. After thirty-nine years in Richland, Mr. Adeline retired as president of Hanford Environmental Foundation. Roxiann Adeline retired from WPPSS (Washington Energy) as an accountant. Both later volunteered at the Yakima Valley Museum where Mr. Adeline served as president for two years. They have lived in Yakima since 1990.
Heather Ann Myllenbeck was married to Daniel Benjamin Wachtler on August 23rd, 2014 at Axis Pioneer Square in Seattle, surrounded by family and friends. The proud parents are Dave & Gail Myllenbeck of Yakima, WA, and Bill & Ingrid Wachtler of Gig Harbor, WA. Heather’s sister Kristin Myllenbeck served as Maid of Honor and Dan’s friend and business partner Andy Marshall was Best Man. Heather graduated from the University of Washington and is currently a teacher at Bear Creek School in Redmond, WA. Dan graduated from the University of Washington and is a partner in Wachtler Marshall Inc., general contractors in Kirk-land. WA.After a wedding trip to Napa and a February honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand, the couple is at home in Bellevue, WA.
Mr. and Mrs. Ron Jennings of Yakima and Joy Kimsey of Hardin, MT are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Brianna Jennings to Jonathon Kimsey on September 20th, 2014 in Yakima. Brianna and Jon met while working at the Yakima YMCA. Jon is currently working for Breakthrough Inc. in Kennewick, WA, and Brianna works for the YMCA of The Greater Tri-Cities. The couple resides in Pasco, WA.
Lisa “Elly” Gale Leitz and Roger William Bailey were married in a civil ceremony in Yakima on October 2, 2014.Roger is an attorney with Bailey and Busey PLLC, and Elly is a writer for the Yakima Herald-Republic. Parents of the groom include Richard and Lynne Bailey of Hoodsport and Diana Bailey and Stan Belsher of Yakima; parents of the bride are Kathy and Neil Grauerholz of Ellensburg. The Baileys celebrated with their families, including their five children: Walter, Franklin and Neil Leitz and Madison and Reed Bailey. The happy couple will continue to live in Yakima along with their beloved menagerie.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rousseau Dean of Panther Burn, Mississippi announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Michelle Dean to Neal Allan Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wayne Davis of Yakima, Washington. Miss Dean is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation and a graduate of Mississippi State University with a BS in Interior Design. She is also a graduate of Washington School. She is employed at Greenline Architecture and the Harper-Fowlkes House Museum in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Davis is a graduate of Columbia University with a BA in Mechanical Engineering and University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics. He is also a graduate of Eisenhower High School. He is currently employed at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia.The wedding ceremony will take place November 15, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at The Harper-Fowlkes House in Savannah, Georgia.
William N. and Jeanne Marie Coursey of Grandview will observe their 50th wedding anniversary next Thursday. Bill and Jeanne Marie Gervais were married on October 23, 1964, at the Catholic Church of the Assumption in Seattle. Bill flew for Helicopter Services of Yakima and is retired from his upholstery shop. Jeanne Marie helped in the family business and is retired from Ray E. Powell Museum in Grandview. They have two children; Michele J. (Shawn) McGhuey and Christopher Coursey. A celebration with their children is planned for a later date.
Jerome Riel and Eileen Desserault were married October 24, 1964 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Moxee, Washington. Jerome graduated from White Swan High School, and then served four years in the Coast Guard prior to returning to the family farm, Double “R” Hop Ranch in Harrah to raise hops, apples and grapes. Eileen graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in Yakima, St. Peter’s School of Nursing in Olympia, and worked for a short time as an LPN in Yakima and Harrah before raising four children in Harrah. The couple has four children: Kevin/Theresa Riel, Kriss/Steve Zerr, and Karen/Randy Rice all of Yakima, and Keith/Dawn Riel of Harrah. They also have 13 grandchildren. A renewal of vows and celebration is planned for a later date.
Norman (Buck) and Jeanne Richardson celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary October 20th, 2014. This union is a testament to love, commitment, dedication and family. Norm and Jeanne have made Yakima their home. Norm served in the U.S. Navy, worked for United Builders in the 60’s and 70’s, and then went to work for Pepsi and the Noel Corporation. Jeanne retired from AT&T and then worked many years at the Hostess Thrift Store in Yakima. Norm and Jeanne have three children and eight grandchildren; Lisa Wagner of La Quinta, California, (Jamie and Kelly) Jeff Richardson of Yakima, (Nicole, Tanner, Hannah and Molly) and Jill Benetti of Yakima, (Dalton and Landon) “Love is a many-splendored thing…”
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Jacobs married October 21, 1949 celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary October 18, 2014 with a family dinner at their home. The couple has three daughters, Rononna Cook (David), Nita Mochel (Mark) and Polly Messenger (Chuck), Seven grandchildren Heather Sides (Randy), Travis Glenn (Rhonda), Teresa Messenger, Heidi Holmes (Scott), Christy Parry (Travis), Jerrod Holmes (Lindsey) and Jennifer Messenger and eleven great grandchildren Garrett and Evan Sides, Sage, Owen, and Jake Glenn, Mason and Carter Chapman, Kaily and Blahne Shuman, Grace and Dylan Parry, and soon to be number twelve in February 2015. Ron and Karlene retired from Shields Bag and Printing in the early 1990’s and wintered in Yuma up until three years ago and have made their Yakima home permanent ever since.
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!