Wayne and Julie Montgomery’s first date was on January 1, 1979 and they were married on March 3, 1979 at Faith Lutheran Church in Ronan, Montana. Thirty-five years later, they have four grown daughters and nine grandchildren: Sara & husband Greg Jones of Spokane (Aubrey, Nathan, Dane, Johanna); KayLynn & husband David Brandon of Seattle (Claire, Samuel, John); Lianna and husband Matthew Sackmann of Yakima (Jacob, Baby-On-The-Way); and Hannah and husband Brett Taylor of Bellevue.
Wayne, Julie, and daughters moved from Montana to Yakima in 1987. Wayne has worked as a Mechanical Engineer for Food Facility Engineering since their move and Julie has worked full-time as a Mom/Grandma-Extraordinaire as well as a lifelong caretaker to many.
They will celebrate with a trip to the San Juan Islands this spring. Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! We love you!
It is with excitement we announce Kathryn Michelle Manjarrez, the daughter of Mark and Debra Manjarrez, is to be married to Rafael De León III, the son of Rafael & Narce De León Jr., in August of 2014. The celebration will take place in Yakima, WA.
Corryn Raschko, daughter of Rhon and Carolyn Raschko of Mabton, WA, and Micah Koopmans, son of John and Beverly Koopmans of Zillah, WA, were married at Desert Wind Winery in Prosser, WA on Saturday, Dec. 7th in an intimate evening wedding.
The bride walked down the aisle on her father’s arm wearing a long, fitted white lace dress with capped sleeves and a sweetheart neckline accented with a bejeweled belt. The bride’s sister Danielle Raschko was the maid-of-honor and bridesmaids Kirstin Myers and Heidi Hansen each wore various styled long, royal blue dresses accented with silver.
The groom wore a black suit and white dress shirt with a royal blue striped tie. His best man and brother Joel Koopmans and brothers Kaleb and Stephan Koopmans were his groomsmen, all wearing black suits with white shirts and royal blue ties.
The bride and groom are at home in Grandview, WA, after a honeymoon in Hawaii.
Victor and Monica Martinez are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married February 24, 1964.
They reside in Granger, WA.The Martinez family will celebrate with a private family dinner along with their daughters Veronica (Martinez) Bermudez; Rosemary (Martinez) Darrough; sons Victor Martinez Jr., Ramon Martinez and Jaime Martinez; along with their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Leo and Vivian Dormiaier of Yakima, WA were married February 25, 1944. They will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary.
Leo retired from Haney Truck Lines after 50 years. Vivian was a homemaker. They have a daughter, Linda Steinloski (Jim), two granddaughters, four great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
They will do some traveling in the summer.
Shannon Springer and Scott Anglin were married December 31, 2013 at Maluaka Beach in Maui, Hawaii.
The bride is the daughter of Neal and Debbie Springer of Moxee. The groom is the son of Ruth Anglin of Yakima and the late Norman Anglin.
Katie Springer was the maid of honor and Josh Anglin and Brad Anglin were best men.
The bride is the Event Director for the Yakima Valley Sports Authority. The groom is the Service and Parts Manager at Toyota of Yakima.
Lawrence Donald and Margaret (Hass) Melcher will celebrate their 40th Anniversary on February 23, 2014.
The couple were married in Toppenish, Washington and have been long time Zillah, Washington residents. They have one daughter, Marilyn (Mark) of Arizona and two Granddaughters, Anna and Madelyn.
The happy couple are enjoying retirement together. We love you and wish you many more happy years!!!!
All our love Mark, Marilyn, Anna and Madelyn
Dave and Margaret Deccio are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 22, 1969 in Yakima, WA. They reside in Moxee, WA.
The Deccios will celebrate with a private gathering along with son Darin Deccio, daughter-in-law Cindy Deccio, granddaughter McCall Deccio, daughter Bridget (Deccio) and husband Tony Knights and grandson Royal Jones as well as long-time friends and family.
Mom and Dad/Silly Grandma and Pappa, we all wish you a wonderful 45th anniversary!
Together with their families, Danna Johnson and Justin McKimmy are pleased to announce their engagement.
Danna is the daughter of Rod and Crystie Johnson and Cathy Johnson, all of Selah. Justin is the son of Dan and Lori McKimmy of West Valley.
Danna attended Selah High School and will soon graduate from CWU with her BS and BA. While finishing her degreess, Danna currently works at Essencia Bakery.
Justin is a WVHS graduate and finished his education at Big Bend Community College. Justin is a welder at Yakima Steel Fabrications.
A September 6, 2014 wedding at White Pass Lodge is being planned.
Evan Dorich and Megan Melville are pleased to announce their engagement.
They met while he was working at a local hardware store and got engaged on a trip to Alaska last summer.
Megan is the daughter of Pat and Christy Melville of Naches. She graduated in 2012 from Naches Valley High School and is working for Rosauers.
Evan is the son of Doug and Traci Dorich of Selah. He graduated from Davis High school in 2009 and now works for Sun Supply as a delivery driver.
Evan and Megan share a love of all things outdoors; hunting, fishing and snow. A summer 2014 wedding is planned in the Nile Valley at her parents’ house.
Gay Scott Fairbrook (Rick) proudly announces the engagement of her daughter, Wendy Anne Scott, to Brent Asher Hedberg. Brent is the son of Pam Hedberg of Friday Harbor, and the late John Hedberg. Wendy’s father is Bryan Scott of Otter Rock, Oregon. Wendy and Brent, both graduates of Oregon State University, reside in Portland, Oregon. Wendy is a Nike Recruiting Agent for Aquent and Brent is Project Manager for Specht Development. An August 9th wedding is planned on San Juan Island, Washington. Wilson
Will and Julie Harris of Yakima are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Evan Harris to Mackenzie Wilson.
Evan is a 2006 graduate of West Valley High School and Western Washington University; he is currently working for Microsoft.
Mackenzie is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Wilson of Issaquah and Mike and Darla Bacus of Bellevue.
She is a 2006 graduate of Newport High in Bellevue and Western Washington University. She earned a certificate in Medical Management from the University of Washington and works at Seattle Reproductive Medicine. An August 31, 2014 wedding is planned at Cascade Garden in Yakima.
Jeff and Patsy (Kane) Sullivan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on February 1st. They were married in 1964 in Butte, Montana at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
They met at Gonzaga University in Spokane and still enjoy trips back to GU for basketball games and reunions. They have four children: Jeff Jr. (Cindy), Sandy, Tracy (Eric) and Michael (Cindy); eleven grandchildren: Jake, Kelli, Emily, Brooks, Carson, Griffin, Logan, Mckenna, Ryan, Jackson and Samantha.
Currently they are enjoying retirement spending time with their children and grandchildren which means watching many sporting events and theatre performances.
Mom and Dad/ Gramma and Papa, we all wish you a wonder 50th Anniversary!
Oscar R. and Trina Alvarez are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on February 9, 1964 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City, Texas. He is the son of Rojelio & Benita Alvarez, and she is the daughter of David & Trinidad Luna.
They reside in Sunnyside, WA. The Alvarez’s will celebrate with a private family dinner, along with daughters Teri Alvarez-Ziegler, Laura Alvarez, granddaughter Marlee Ziegler, spouses, and extended family.
Arnie and Kristi Schoenmoser of Zillah are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Schoenmoser to Ricardo Godinez.
Heather graduated from Zillah High School and Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration. She currently has a career in Human Resources. Ricardo Godinez graduated from Eisenhower High School in Yakima, and following two tours of duty in the Army, is currently attending Central Washington University.
The couple will be married on Chinook Pass in June of 2014.